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Largest county in Georgia


Fastest growing county in Georgia

Paulding County’s population has increased at nearly twice the rate as the rest of Georgia over the past 10 years, and projections show that it will grow by 56% over the next 15 years.




Average Age



Population that is Millennial and Gen Z


Veteran Population



Median Household Income


Per Capita Income


Paulding is a Georgia Work Ready Community, ensuring our workers have the best skills, easy access to training and world-class job opportunities.

Top Industries

  • Services – Providing
  • Government
  • Goods – Producing

Labor Market




White Collar Employment

Women-Owned Firms

Minority-Owned Firms

Veteran-Owned Firms

Educational Attainment (of workforce 25+)


Graduates from technical programs in 2021

Paulding County School District

Paulding County School District is outstanding, recently ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 employers in Georgia, coming in at number 59. 

Out of 180 school districts in Georgia, only 5 made the list.  We were number 2!

Paulding’s primary and secondary school performance is higher than 80% of Georgia’s districts.


elementary schools


middle schools


high schools

Student Demographics

Teacher Experience:

  • More than half county teachers hold advanced degrees
  • 7% have more than 11 years’ experience
New Hope Education Center (NHEC)

NHEC uses a non-traditional model to help students achieve academic success. It utilizes web-based technology in conjunction with teacher support so that every student has the opportunity to develop their personal talents and become graduates from Paulding County School District. Some unique programs they offer are the Work-Based Learning Program, the Phoenix Program, and the Alternative Learning for Academic Success Program.

Paulding College and Career Academy

The College and Career Academy helps high school students acquire the skills, knowledge and connections needed to successfully transition into post-secondary and career environments. It offers Dual Enrollment through several post-secondary partners, providing opportunities for Work-Based Learning and apprenticeships in local businesses.

Higher Education

There are 17 college and university campuses in Paulding area whose devotion to training the next generation keeps our labor force up to date on the latest talents and skill sets needed for today’s workplace.

Paulding County Economic Development Education Kennesaw State University - Paulding County Economic Development

Kennesaw State University (KSU)

Enrollment: 45,000+
One of the 50 largest public institutions in the county, KSU offers students more than 150 degrees and an alumni network of more than 100,000. Its facilities in Dallas provide a smaller class size, friendly faculty and an easily accessible campus.

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Chattahoochee Technical College

Enrollment: 9,867
Chattahoochee Tech is the largest technical college in Georgia, offering more than 70 degrees. The college has an Economic Development Division that offers courses to help students reach their dynamic career and workforce development goals.

Paulding County Economic Development Education Georgia Highlands - Paulding County Economic Development

Georgia Highlands College

Enrollment: 5,000+

Georgia Highlands offers the most affordable 4-year degree in the state and has been listed as one of Georgia’s best returns on investment. With locations in Dallas, Rome, Cartersville, Marietta and Douglasville, students have access to more than 30 areas of study.

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Mercer University

Enrollment: 9,100
Located just minutes from Paulding in Lithia Springs, Mercer sits in the top tier of national research universities.

Other Colleges and Universities

Paulding County Economic Development Education Univ West GA 2 - Paulding County Economic Development

University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA.
Enrollment: 12,769

Paulding County Economic Development Education Life University 2 - Paulding County Economic Development

Life University
Marietta, GA.
Enrollment: 2,715

Paulding County Economic Development Education Fortis 2 - Paulding County Economic Development

Fortis College
Smyrna, GA.
Enrollment: 678

Paulding County Economic Development Education Lincoln Tech 2 - Paulding County Economic Development

Lincoln College of Technology
Marietta, GA.
Enrollment: 1550