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Atlanta, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Atlanta is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Fulton County at latitude 33.7629 and longitude -84.4227. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,050 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Atlanta 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atlanta: Canebrake, Marthasdale, Marthasville, Standing Peachtree, Terminus, White Hall, Whitehall.

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


Total Population 438,790
Population in Households 406,949
Population in Familes 253,064
Population in Group Qrtrs 31,841
Population Density1 3,295
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 194,792
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 82,651
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 236,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79,705 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 115,087 (48.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 41,262 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $254,972
Average Home Value $381,792


Median Household Income $40,692
Average Household Income $73,329
Per Capita Income $33,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.03% 1.15%
Households 1.2% 1.42%
Families 0.65% 1.11%
Median Household Income   4.85%
Per Capita Income   3.93%
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.

Atlanta, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlanta 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 17 97th
Diversity Index2 # 121 80th
Median Household Income # 232 63rd
Per Capita Income # 33 95th

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