Lovejoy, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lovejoy, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Lovejoy had a population of 6,849 as of July 1, 2016. Lovejoy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lovejoy is located at latitude 33.4415 and longitude -84.3174 in Clayton County. 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. Clayton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 955 feet.

The City of Lovejoy (GNIS ID: 2404964) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lovejoy is located within Jonesboro Division of Clayton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lovejoy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lovejoy: Lovejoys, Lovejoys Station.


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Lovejoy, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,849
Population in Households 6,038
Population in Familes 5,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 811
Population Density1 2,639
Diversity Index2 64
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,081
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 1,543
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,437 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 644 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $123,768
Average Home Value $132,974
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,108
Average Household Income $60,274
Per Capita Income $21,365
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 0.92%
Households 0.77% 0.97%
Families 1.9% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 133 79th
Population Density1 # 37 94th
Diversity Index2 # 96 85th
Median Household Income # 152 76th
Per Capita Income # 211 66th

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