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Lovejoy, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Lovejoy is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clayton County at latitude 33.4415 and longitude -84.3174. Clayton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 955 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lovejoy, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lovejoy, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lovejoy indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lovejoy (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lovejoy: Lovejoys, Lovejoys Station.

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Lovejoy, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,642
Population in Households 5,879
Population in Familes 5,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 763
Population Density1 2,559
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 2,052
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 1,523
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,446 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 606 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $85,267
Average Home Value $101,088


Median Household Income $49,107
Average Household Income $60,648
Per Capita Income $19,577
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.8% 0.73%
Households 0.81% 0.92%
Families 2.49% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lovejoy, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lovejoy to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 134 79th
Population Density1 # 35 95th
Diversity Index2 # 64 90th
Median Household Income # 139 78th
Per Capita Income # 232 63rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.