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Calhoun is a city in Gordon County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Sen. John Calhoun.

The latitude of Calhoun is 34.502N. The longitude is -84.951W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,342.


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Median household income
Local
$33,618
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Calhoun demographic reports
Calhoun is near the Oostanaula River.
Former and merged names include:
· Dawsonville
· New Echota
· Oothcaloga
· Ustanali
Calhoun was nearly leveled by Sherman's forces in 1864.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 47. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Cherokee Capital Fair - Sept. 13-17, 2007
  • Northwest Georgia Regional Fair - Sept. 5-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Calhoun web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site, Mercer Air Museum, Okleigh
Municipal address:
PO Box 248
Calhoun, GA 30703

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Calhoun residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Calhoun ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Calhoun was $19,887, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Calhoun residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Calhoun, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $940.


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Libraries in Calhoun include Calhoun-Gordon County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Calhoun include Calhoun Times

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Gordon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Calhoun political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Calhoun workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Calhoun between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Calhoun include Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Jameson Inn Calhoun, Ramada, Scottish Inns Calhoun, Super 8.

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