Atlanta, GA Population

By | June 10, 2019

Atlanta is not only the county seat for Fulton County, but it is also the State capital. The city was named Terminus in 1842 and later changed to Marthasville, in honor of Governor Wilson Lumpkin’s daughter, and then to Atlanta in 1848. Incorporated as a city December 29, 1845, Atlanta was named the state capital on April 20, 1868.

Several attractions are located in Atlanta, including Underground Atlanta, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, the World of Coca-Cola Museum and Zoo Atlanta. Most recently, Atlanta gained worldwide predominance by hosting the world in the centennial Olympic Games.

Atlanta is the cultural center for the state with a vast array of arts available to the public, including the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet.

Atlanta also offers many sports on both the professional and collegiate levels. Atlanta is the home to the following professional clubs: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Thrashers and Atlanta Hawks. Collegiate level sports are available through the Georgia Institute of Technology and the hosting of the Peach Bowl during football season.

The city of Atlanta hosts a number of festivals, celebrations and parades. Some of the well-known festivals are the Georgia Renaissance Festival, Black College Spring Break, Sweet Auburn Festival, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and the National Black Arts Festival.

Famous individuals from the city of Atlanta have included civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., golfer Bobby Jones, comedian Nipsey Russell and author of Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell.

The City of Atlanta is home to a number of colleges, technical schools, and universities. Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and Oglethorpe University make Atlanta their home. Also, four historically black colleges and universities are centrally located in the area: Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College and Spelman College.

In addition, there are also two state managed technical schools in the city, Atlanta Area Technical Institute and Atlanta Metropolitan College. The other private colleges include the Art Institute of Atlanta, DeVry

Population: 416,474. Estimated population in July 2020: 470,688 (+13.0% change)
Males: 206,725 (49.6%), Females: 209,749 (50.4%)

The city of Atlanta is located in Fulton County, Georgia. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in Georgia.

Zip codes: 30303, 30305, 30306, 30307, 30308, 30309, 30310, 30311, 30312, 30313, 30314, 30315, 30316, 30317, 30318, 30319, 30322, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30328, 30329, 30331, 30336, 30337, 30338, 30339, 30340, 30341, 30342, 30344, 30345, 30346, 30349, 30350, 30354, 30360.

Median resident age: 31.9 years
Median household income: $34,770
Median house value: $130,600

Races in Atlanta:

  • Black (61.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (31.3%)
  • Hispanic (4.5%)
  • Other race (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (5.9%), German (4.5%), Irish (4.5%), United States (3.0%), Subsaharan African (1.8%), Scottish (1.6%).

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 131.7 square miles

Map of Atlanta, GA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Atlanta

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 34.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.8%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atlanta city

  • Never married: 45.5%
  • Now married: 31.4%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

6.6% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.4% Asia, 0.9% Europe, 0.7% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +22,299 (+5.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Atlanta:

  • ATLANTA MEDICAL CENTER (303 PARKWAY DR NE)
  • CRAWFORD LONG HOSPITAL (550 PEACHTREE ST NE)
  • EGLESTON CHILDREN’S HOSP AT EMORY, INC (1405 CLIFTON RD NE)
  • EMORY DUNWOODY MEDICAL CENTER (4575 N SHALLOWFORD RD)
  • EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (1364 CLIFTON RD NE)
  • GRADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (80 JESSE HILL, JR DRIVE SE)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL – ATLANTA (705 JUNIPER STREET NE)
  • NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL (1000 JOHNSON FERRY RD NE)
  • PEACHFORD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (2151 PEACHFORD RD NE)
  • PIEDMONT HOSPITAL (1968 PEACHTREE RD NW)
  • SCOTTISH RITE CHILDRENS MED CTR INC (1001 JOHNSON FERRY RD)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-ATLANTA (550 PEACHTREE STREET NE)
  • SHEPHERD SPINAL CENTER (2020 PEACHTREE RD NW)
  • SOUTHWEST HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (501 FAIRBURN ROAD SW)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL OF ATLANTA (5665 PEACHTREE DUNWOODY RD)
  • WESLEY WOODS GERIATRIC HOSPITAL (1821 CLIFTON RD NE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Atlanta:

  • THE WILLIAM B HARTSFIELD ATLANTA INTL (about 9 miles; ATLANTA, GA; Abbreviation: ATL)
  • DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE (about 12 miles; MARIETTA, GA; Abbreviation: MGE)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 66 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)

Other public-use airports nearest to Atlanta:

  • FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT-BROWN FIELD (about 8 miles; ATLANTA, GA; Abbreviation: FTY)
  • DEKALB-PEACHTREE (about 11 miles; ATLANTA, GA; Abbreviation: PDK)
  • COBB COUNTY-MC COLLUM FIELD (about 21 miles; ATLANTA, GA; Abbreviation: RYY)
Amtrak station:
ATLANTA (1688 PEACHTREE ST. NW). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Atlanta:

  • GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 17,302; Location: 33 GILMER ST SE; Public; Website: www.gsu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 13,841; Location: 225 NORTH AVE; Public; Website: www.gatech.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • EMORY UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 10,839; Location: 1380 S OXFORD RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.emory.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 4,652; Location: 223 JAMES P BRAWLEY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.CAU.EDU; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • MOREHOUSE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,867; Location: 830 WESTVIEW DR SW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.morehouse.edu)
  • MORRIS BROWN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,708; Location: 643 Martin Luther King, Jr. NW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.morrisbrown.edu)
  • ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,207; Location: 1560 METROPOLITAN PKY SW; Public; Website: www.atlantatech.org/)
  • SPELMAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,847; Location: 350 SPELMAN LN SW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.spelman.edu)
  • ATLANTA METROPOLITAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,140; Location: 1630 METROPOLITAN PKY SW; Public; Website: www.atlm.peachnet.edu)
  • OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,075; Location: 4484 PEACHTREE RD NE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.oglethorpe.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • THE ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA (Full-time enrollment: 934; Location: 6600 PEACHTREE DUNWOODY RD; 100 EMBASSY ROW; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aia.artinstitute.edu)
  • ADVANCED CAREER TRAINING-ATLANTA CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 655; Location: ONE CORPORATE SQ STE 110; Private, for-profit; Website: www.actglobal.com)
  • AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 652; Location: 3330 PEACHTREE RD., NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aiuniv.edu)
  • BAUDER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 594; Location: 3500 PEACHTREE RD NE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.bauder.edu)
  • GEORGIA MEDICAL INSTITUTE-ATLANTA MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 536; Location: 41 MARIETTA ST STE 200; Private, for-profit; Website: [email protected])
  • BEULAH HEIGHTS BIBLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 380; Location: 892-906 BERNE ST SE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.beulah.org)
  • ATLANTA COLLEGE OF ART (Full-time enrollment: 363; Location: 1280 PEACHTREE ST N E; Private, not-for-profit)
  • INTERDENOMINATIONAL THEOLOGICAL CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 352; Location: 700 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.itc.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • GEORGIA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 315; Location: 990 HAMMOND DR STE 1100; Private, for-profit; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • ATLANTA SCHOOL OF MASSAGE (Full-time enrollment: 304; Location: 2300 PEACHFORD RD STE 3200; Private, for-profit; Website: www.atlantaschoolofmassage.com)

Biggest public high schools in Atlanta:

  • DOUGLASS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,887; Location: 225 HAMILTON E. HOLMES DRIVE,; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MAYS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,748; Location: 3450 MAYS DRIVE, SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,669; Location: 7447 ROSWELL ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,639; Location: 45 WHITE HOUSE DRIVE, SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,426; Location: 2875 NORTHSIDE DRIVE, NW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LAKESIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,407; Location: 3801 BRIARCLIFF ROAD, NE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTH ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,287; Location: 800 HUTCHENS ROAD, SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,248; Location: 2370 UNION ROAD, SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MCNAIR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,240; Location: 1804 BOULDERCREST ROAD, SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RIVERWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,239; Location: 5900 HEARDS DRIVE, NW; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Atlanta:

  • LOVETT SCHOOL (Students: 1,480; Location: 4075 PACES FERRY RD NW; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HOLY INNOCENTS EPISCOPAL SCH (Students: 1,260; Location: 805 MOUNT VERNON HWY NW; Grades: PK – 12)
  • ST PIUS X CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,063; Location: 2674 JOHNSON ROAD NE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • MARIST SCHOOL (Students: 1,028; Location: 3790 ASHFORD DUNWOODY RD; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • PAIDEIA SCHOOL (Students: 855; Location: 1509 PONCE DE LEON NE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • PACE ACADEMY (Students: 824; Location: 966 W PACES FERRY RD NW; Grades: KG – 12)
  • ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 800; Location: 2890 NORTH FULTON DRIVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • THE GALLOWAY SCHOOL (Students: 655; Location: 215 WEST WIEUCA ROAD NW; Grades: KG – 12)
  • KATHERINE JACOB GREENFIELD HEB (Students: 576; Location: 5200 NORTHLAND DRIVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • THE HOWARD SCHOOL CENTRAL CAMP (Students: 480; Location: 1246 PONCE DE LEON; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Atlanta:

  • PEACHTREE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,086; Location: 4664 NORTH PEACHTREE ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HARPER-ARCHER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,006; Location: 3399 COLLIER DRIVE, NW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PRICE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 932; Location: 1670 CAPITOL AVENUE, SE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • YOUNG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 923; Location: 3115 MAYS DRIVE, SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BENJAMIN S. CARSON PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 835; Location: 1890 DONALD L. HOLLOWELL, NW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BUNCHE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 816; Location: 1925 NISKEY LAKE ROAD, SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SANDY SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 775; Location: 8750 COLONEL DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 755; Location: 1130 SPALDING DRIVE, NE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHARLES R. DREW CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 755; Location: 187 WESLEY AVENUE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • RANDOLPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 753; Location: 5320 CAMPBELLTON ROAD, SW; Grades: PK – 05)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Atlanta:

  • THE EPSTEIN SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 335 COLEWOOD WAY; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MT VERNON PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL (Students: 561; Location: 471 MT VERNON HWY NE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARTINS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 557; Location: 3110 A ASHFORD DUNWOODY RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOO (Students: 496; Location: 2855 BRIARCLIFF RD NE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST JUDE THE APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 494; Location: 7171 GLENRIDGE DRIVE NE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION SCH (Students: 491; Location: 1320 HEARST DR NE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CHRIST THE KING ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 46 PEACHTREE WAY NE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • TRINITY SCHOOL INC. (Students: 476; Location: 3254 NORTSIDE PKWY NW; Grades: PK – 6)
  • DAVIS ACADEMY (Students: 385; Location: 8105 ROBERTS DRIVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • THE CHILDRENS SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 345 10TH ST NE; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Atlanta:

  • ATLANTA FULTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $35,273,537; Location: ONE MARGARET MITCHELL SQUARE; 2,495,677 books; 68,173 audio materials; 67,660 video materials; 3,300 serial subscriptions)