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Atlanta, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Atlanta is the largest city in Georgia with a population of 477,371 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.749 and longitude -84.388 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atlanta 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 477,371
Population in Households 446,806
Population in Familes 273,760
Population in Group Qrtrs 30,565
Population Density2 3,587
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $55,261
Average Household Income $92,918
Per Capita Income $43,002


Total Housing Units 254,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82,642 (32.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 132,099 (51.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 40,093 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $282,203
Average Home Value $419,302


Total Households 214,741
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 89,870
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.56% 1.61%
Households 1.81% 1.8%
Families 1.35% 1.53%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2018 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 # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 126 80th
Median Household Income # 113 82nd
Per Capita Income # 25 96th

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