Dade County is located in Georgia's extreme northwestern corner and covers 174 square miles. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 16,098. The county seat is Trenton. Dade County is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

According to the 2010 Census, there were 16,633 people residing in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 94.3 percent White, 1.9 percent Hispanic or Latino of any race, 1.4 percent Black or African American, 0.1 percent Native American, 0.8 percent Asian, 0.1 percent Pacific Islander, and 1.3 percent of two or more races.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,797, and the per capita personal income was $26,057.

The 2,120-acre Cloudland Canyon State Park is located in Dade County. Encompassing a deep gorge cut by Sitton Gulch Creek, the park has several ridges and valleys ideal for hiking and camping.

In the late 1890s Dade County built a new courthouse, jail, and library in downtown Trenton. The current courthouse, a 1926 brick structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places, stands at the center of the town square.

Interstate 59 bisects the county, passing through a scenic valley between the Lookout Mountain and Sand Mountain plateaus.

Community Overview

  • Dade County Population: 16,700
  • City of Trenton Population: 2,301
  • Number of Households: 6,300
  • Median Household Income: $41,629
  • Median Home Price: $112,800

Dade County School System

  • Student Population of 2,130
  • 2 Elementary Schools
  • 1 Middle School
  • 1 High School

Local Education Institutions

Educational Overview

County Population 21 and Over H.S. Graduate or Higher % Bachelor's Degree or Higher %
Dade 11,914 81.5 16.9
Walker 50,021 77.7 13.9
Catoosa 45,630 82.2 17.8
Hamilton 248,219 86.2 27.8
Marion 10,270 74.9 14.8
Jackson 39,188 74.9 13.2