Hiram is a city in Paulding County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population is 3,546.
The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the Town of Hiram in 1891. The city was named after Hiram Baggett, the town's first postmaster.
Hiram is located at 33°51′56″N 84°46′29″W (33.865575, -84.774593).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.66%) is water.
At the intersection of US Highway 278 and Georgia State Route 92, Atlanta's tallest buildings can be seen, specifically the Bank of America Tower, which stands 23 miles away from the junction.
Via GA-92, Acworth is 18 mi (29 km) to the north, and Douglasville is 9 mi (14 km) to the south. Via US-278, Dallas is 8 mi (13 km) to the northwest, and Powder Springs is 5 mi (8 km) to the east.
The past decade saw a tremendous increase in the populations of Dallas and Hiram, as well as Paulding County.
Dallas and Hiram more than doubled in population from 2000 to 2010, according to figures from the U.S. Census. Dallas, Paulding's county seat, went from an overall population of 5,056 in the year 2000 to 11,544 in the 2010 census—just over a 128 percent increase.
But Hiram's growth was even more explosive over the last decade, jumping to 3,546 from 1,361—an increase of more than 160 percent.