Dwight McMutry to run unopposed for Powder Springs City Council Post 1

Row of buidlings in downtown Powder Springs

After the qualifying period ended, there was only one candidate standing for Powder Springs City Council Post 1.

Dwight McMutry will run unopposed for the seat, making him the presumptive City Council member in that at-large post after the November 7 election and swearing in for the upcoming council year.

According to his campaign materials, he spent more than 27 years in the U.S. Navy.  He’s a board member of the city’s Downtown Development authority.

The following is a campaign press release with more details about his background and his plans.


After more than 27 years of service in the United States Navy, Dwight and his family made the decision to move back to Powder Springs to continue serving his community; he is a board member of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). 

His vision and mission is to bring a positive change and fresh ideas to the city of Powder Springs. Dwight wishes to see our Powder Springs continue to grow and prosper. 

As a US Navy veteran, he will bring a positive and creative mindset to the council, help the city move forward with common goals in mind and do it with integrity just like he did in the United States Navy. 

He has humbly put his name in the ring for Powder Springs City Council Post 1 (At Large) to make sure that all residents have a greater voice in decisions made about the city. He believes that we need policies that permit rational and reasonable development, but also keep what makes our city special. 

Dwight holds a master’s degree in business management, bachelor’s degree in human resources, and an associate degree in political science. 

His life experiences have uniquely qualified him to serve. He is committed to doing everything possible to give back to our city and to make sure that its current residents are just as important as our future residents. 

“Together we can ensure that it continues to be a great place to live and build businesses to grow and thrive. Let’s continue to make Powder Springs a wonderful place to call home!”

Dwight McMutry qualified to run for Powder Springs City Council Post 1 (At Large) last week.
He is a Husband, Father, Grandparent, US Navy Veteran, a volunteer, and a proud Powder
Springs citizen. Most importantly, Dwight is a neighbor that would love the opportunity to serve
the Powder Springs community. Dwight McMutry is running unopposed for Powder Springs City
Council Post 1 (At Large) on the November ballot.

About Powder Springs

The City of Powder Springs was incorporated in September of 1883.  To read the original incorporation act from the State of Georgia please visit this link.

The area before incorporation had been known as Gunpowder Springs, possibly because of the dark sand in the water.

Powder Springs is the sixth largest city in Cobb County, larger only than nearby Austell.

The U.S. Census Bureau gives the following quick facts about the City of Powder Springs (estimates are periodically updated on the Cenus Bureau website, so visit the link above for the latest estimates):

Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)17,083
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)16,901
Population, percent change – April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 202016,887
Population, Census, April 1, 201013,940
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent24.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent14.6%
Female persons, percent56.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent34.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)56.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)0.0%
Two or More Races, percent2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)14.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent29.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-20201,356
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-20209.6%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021)X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-202080.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020$181,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020$1,328
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020$453
Median gross rent, 2016-2020$1,296
Building permits, 2021X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-20205,570
Persons per household, 2016-20202.72
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-202089.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-202015.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-202094.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-202091.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202094.1%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202039.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-20208.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent9.4%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202067.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202063.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c)29,526
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c)39,184
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c)7,540
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c)181,543
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c)$12,102
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-202037.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$72,810
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$32,601
Persons in poverty, percent6.3%
Total employer establishments, 2020X
Total employment, 2020X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000)X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017300
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017134
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017170
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017247


Population per square mile, 20202,288.5
Population per square mile, 20101,944.7
Land area in square miles, 20207.38
Land area in square miles, 2010
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)17,083