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Atlanta, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Atlanta is the largest city in Georgia with a population of 455,045 as of July 1, 2016. Atlanta 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 Atlanta is located at latitude 33.7629 and longitude -84.4227 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atlanta (see map below) encompass a land area of 133.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.86 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,050 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Atlanta are located in Fulton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into DeKalb County, and Cobb County.

The City of Atlanta (GNIS ID: 2403126) 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 Atlanta is located within Atlanta Division of Fulton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Atlanta 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 Atlanta: Canebrake, Marthasdale, Marthasville, Standing Peachtree, Terminus, White Hall, Whitehall.

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


Total Population 455,045
Population in Households 423,347
Population in Familes 262,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 31,698
Population Density1 3,419
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 199,991
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 84,297
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 240,824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78,924 (32.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 121,067 (50.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 40,833 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $252,965
Average Home Value $376,404


Median Household Income $48,405
Average Household Income $82,850
Per Capita Income $37,711
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 1.31%
Households 1.23% 1.37%
Families 0.75% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.63%
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.

Atlanta, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlanta 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 16 98th
Diversity Index2 # 121 81st
Median Household Income # 147 77th
Per Capita Income # 25 96th

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