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Gresham Park, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Gresham Park Census Designated Place had a population of 8,127 as of July 1, 2020. Gresham Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Gresham Park is located at latitude 33.7034 and longitude -84.3144 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Gresham Park Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 909 feet.

The Gresham Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402552) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Gresham Park Census Designated Place is located within Atlanta-Decatur Division of DeKalb County.


Gresham Park, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 8,127 (100%)
Population in Households 7,731 (95.1%)
Population in Families 6,257 (77.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 396 ( 4.9%)
Population Density 2,895
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $51,346
Average Household Income $68,680
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $24,585
Wealth Index5 59


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,708 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,965 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,062 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 681 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $148,876
Average Home Value $229,249
Housing Affordability Index3 200


Total Households 3,027
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,020
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.81% 0.86%
Households 0.88% 0.88%
Families 0.66% 0.83%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
Owner Occupied HU   0.65%


Gresham Park, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gresham Park to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 129 80th
Population Density # 29 96th
Median Household Income # 200 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 296 47th
Per Capita Income # 218 65th
Diversity Index # 539 14th

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