Lovejoy, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lovejoy, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Lovejoy had a population of 6,572 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lovejoy: Lovejoys, Lovejoys Station.

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Lovejoy, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 6,572
Population in Households 5,826
Population in Familes 4,996
Population in Group Qrtrs 746
Population Density1 2,533
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 2,036
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 1,506
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,421 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 615 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $81,681
Average Home Value $96,479


Median Household Income $52,646
Average Household Income $62,950
Per Capita Income $20,360
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.58%
Households 0.5% 0.71%
Families 1.79% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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, 2015 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 # 37 94th
Diversity Index2 # 87 86th
Median Household Income # 108 83rd
Per Capita Income # 219 65th

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