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Lovejoy, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Lovejoy had a population of 7,120 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lovejoy: Lovejoys, Lovejoys Station.

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Lovejoy, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,120
Daytime Population: Workers 1,779
Daytime Population: Residents 3,658
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,437
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 6,295
Population in Familes 5,401
Population in Group Qrtrs 825
Population Density2 2,743
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $50,571
Average Household Income $62,902
Per Capita Income $22,276


Total Housing Units 2,436 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,509 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 673 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 254 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $138,767
Average Home Value $145,229


Total Households 2,182
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 1,615
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.43% 1.3%
Households 1.33% 1.43%
Families 2.27% 1.34%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2017 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 # 131 79th
Population Density # 33 95th
Diversity Index # 105 83rd
Median Household Income # 145 77th
Per Capita Income # 222 65th

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