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Atlanta, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Atlanta is the largest city in Georgia with a population of 464,043 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 464,043
Daytime Population: Workers 511,428
Daytime Population: Residents 234,053
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 745,481
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.61
Population in Households 431,991
Population in Familes 266,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 32,052
Population Density2 3,487
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $51,687
Average Household Income $86,892
Per Capita Income $40,011


Total Housing Units 245,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81,576 (33.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 125,206 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 39,175 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $268,802
Average Home Value $381,657


Total Households 206,781
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 86,908
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 1.38% 1.24%
Households 1.53% 1.42%
Families 1.07% 1.12%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 16 98th
Diversity Index # 128 80th
Median Household Income # 130 79th
Per Capita Income # 25 96th

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