Demographics & Other County Information

Geographic Location
Carroll County is located in the west central section of Georgia on the Georgia-Alabama state line and is approximately 49 miles west of downtown Atlanta, 85 miles north of Columbus, 95 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and 100 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama.
Land Area
  • Total acreage: 321,313 acres
  • Total square miles: 503 square miles
  • Population density: 214 per square mile
  • Altitude range: 850-1500 feet
  • Average elevation: 950 feet
  • Terrain gently rolling hills
  • Temperature 43.6ºF
  • Rainfall 5.3"
  • Temperature 78.6ºF
  • Rainfall 4.67"
Annual Average
  • Temperature 62.2ºF
  • Rainfall 51.7"
  • 114,093 (2014 U.S. Census Bureau Estimate)
County Seat
Labor Force
  • Area Workforce - 300,000
  • Unemployment Rate - 5.5% (June 2007)
Wage Rates
  • Average hourly starting rate - $7.90 (unskilled)
  • Average hourly wage rate - $11.93 (unskilled); $13.53 (skilled)
Cost of Living
  • Approximately 93% of U.S. average
  • Property Taxes: determined by millage rates and assessment rations which vary by location (i.e. unincorporated county, city, county school, and city school).
  • Freeport Tax Exemption: Freeport Tax Exemption: Some businesses may be eligible for Freeport Exemption on their inventory. Carroll County allows 100% Freeport Exemption on eligible inventory. This is NOT an automatic exemption. It must be applied for each year. For specific rules please refer to the Board of Tax Assessors and Appraisal Department section.
  • Sales Tax: Carroll County has a 3% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax.
For more information on Carroll County, visit the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce website.
  • Interstate 20 (E-W)
  • Norfolk Southern Railroad
  • US 27 (N-S)
  • West Georgia Regional Airport
  • Chattahoochee River
  • Little Tallapoosa River
  • Numerous small streams and tributaries
The seven cities, as well as the unincorporated areas of Carroll County are served by Georgia Power, Carroll Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) and Greystone Power

Fuel Oil & Propane
These are available through local distributors.

Natural Gas
Natural gas is available throughout the county. It is available in industrial quantities, both on a firm and an interruptible basis.