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Atlanta city, Georgia

Atlanta city, Georgia
Nickname(s):Hotlanta, ATL, The City in a Forest, The A, The Gate City.
Population
- Total:420.003 (2010)
- Density:3.134,4/sq mi (1.217,4/sq km)
Area code(s):404, 470, 678, 770
Time zone:EST (UTC-5)
Summer Time zone:EDT (UTC-4)
Website:www.atlantaga.gov
Area
- Total:135 sq mi (348 sq km)
- Land:134 sq mi (345 sq km)
- Water:2 sq mi (3 sq km)
- % water:0,86 %
Latitude:+33.7629088
Longitude:-084.4226745

Quick information summary of the Atlanta city area.

Atlanta city is located in the state of Georgia. It occupies the area of 135 square miles. 2 square miles are water areas and 134 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Atlanta city lies at +33.7629088, -084.4226745 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 420.003 living in the Atlanta city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : Black or African American (54.02%), White (38.36%) and Asian (3.14%). Median age is 33 for the males and 33 for the females.

Atlanta is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of Georgia. In 2010, it has a population of 430,003. It is the center of the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States and the county seat of Fulton County. It belongs to the Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5). The residents of Atlanta are called Atlantians.

Atlanta is today known as one of the most progressive cities not only in the South, but in the entire USA. It is also famous for having hosted the 1996 Olympics. Atlanta is today one of the economically strongest cities in the United States and 15th strongest in the world.

Some of the nicknames Atlanta is known by include “Hotlanta,” “ATL,” “City in the Forest” (referring to a unique abundance of trees throughout the city), “The A” and “The Gate City.” The official motto of Atlanta is “Resurgens,” which is Latin for “Rising again,” in reference to the fact that the city managed to survive despite being almost completely destroyed during the Civil War.

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Statistical data for the Atlanta city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
420,003
White alone
161,11538.36 %
Black or African American alone
226,89454.02 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
9880.24 %
Asian alone
13,1883.14 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1320.03 %
Some Other Race alone
9,3172.22 %
Two or More races
8,3691.99 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Atlanta city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Atlanta city part within the Subdivision
DeKalb County 691.893- Atlanta city part28.292
Atlanta-Decatur CCD 355.979- Atlanta city part28.292
Chamblee-Doraville CCD 137.880- Atlanta city part0
Fulton County 920.581- Atlanta city part391.711
Atlanta CCD 531.648- Atlanta city part391.711

Profile of the Atlanta city

History of Atlanta

The first settlement in the area of present-day Atlanta was established in relation to the efforts to build the Western and Atlantic Railroad. It was decided that the terminus of the railroad would be located in what is now the district of Five Points in Atlanta. In 1836, the settlement was named Terminus and then renamed Thrasherville. In 1842, the town had 30 residents and it was called Marthasville. The town was renamed yet again, this time called Atlanta, and incorporated in 1847. The town population grew quickly and by the beginning of the Civil War it had more than 9,000 inhabitants. When the Civil War started, Atlanta was the distribution hub for military purposes. The Union Army began the invasion of northern Georgia in 1864. Atlanta and its surroundings saw many battles, the worst of which was the Battle of Atlanta, followed by a four-month siege of the city by the Union General Sherman. The Confederate troops started retreating from the city on September 1, 1864, destroying everything in the city that might represent an asset for the Union. On September 7, General Sherman ordered the evacuation of the people from the city and on November 11 Union troops burned Atlanta to the ground, destroying everything except for hospitals and churches.

The city started to rebuild immediately after the end of the war. One of the biggest advantages of Atlanta was always its superior railroad network, which is why the state capital moved there from Milledgeville in 1868.

The most significant growth of Atlanta took place in the first decades of the 20th century. The suburbs grew quickly and the cityscape was enriched with a number of new skyscrapers. However, this period was also marked by racial tensions (Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 and lynching of Leo Frank in 1915) and also by the devastating Great Atlanta Fire of 1917.

In the 1960s, Atlanta was one of the centers of the Civil Rights Movement. It was the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Abernathy, and the students of the historically black colleges also played the vital role in the efforts of the Movement. However, reaching civil liberties and abolishing segregation was a slow process and there were still some isolated acts of racism present in the city. By 1970, African Americans were a majority in Atlanta. The first black mayor of the city was elected in 1973 and his tenure was not only important for the black community but also for the entire city, as he modernized the city and consolidated its role of a major transportation center. The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta were decisive for the city economy and infrastructure and marked a new period of changes that came in the 2000s. During the last decade, the city has changed in terms of demographics and economy. Due to an economy boom, suburbanization, gentrification and rising prices, as well as a new wave of immigrants, the black population in was reduced from 67% in 1994 to 54% in 2010.

Geography and Climate

Atlanta is situated on the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and on a ridge south of the Chattahoochee River. It has a high elevation compared to other southeastern cities, meaning it has a more temperate climate. The summers in the city are long, hot and humid and the winters are cool. Atlanta gets plenty of rainfall throughout the year.

The city has 242 official neighborhoods. The major high-rise districts are Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. These three business districts are surrounded by medium- and low-density neighborhoods. The east side is known for its streetcar suburbs, while the west side used to feature factories and warehouses now turned into retail space, galleries and housing. Northwest Atlanta is the poorest and with highest crime rates, while southwest Atlanta, with the historic West End, retains the suburban postwar structure.

Economy

Atlanta has the eighth-largest economy in the USA and the highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, most notably Coca-Cola, UPS, The Home Depot and AT&T. The city is also a major media center, with headquarters of CNN, Turner Broadcasting System and The Weather Channel. Transportation and logistics remain one of the most important economy sectors in Atlanta, not only because of the railroad nexus it is famous for, but also because of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, the world’s busiest airport.

Population

Atlanta is known for being one of the most multi-cultural cities in the USA. Still, despite the affluence of new immigrants and cultures, the typical Southern culture, as well as the African-American culture, remains very strong in the city.

Culture, Education and Sports

Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theater are among the most important cultural institutions in the city. Some of the best museums include High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. The city has always been a major music center, from the Southern rock expansion in 1970s  to 1990s and Atlanta hip-hop. Today Atlanta has one of the most thriving indie music scenes in the country.

Tourism is also an important source of revenue for Atlanta and some of the major attractions include the famous Georgia Aquarium, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum and The World of Coca-Cola.

Some of the best colleges and universities in Atlanta are Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Emory University and Atlanta University Center.

As for the sports, Atlanta is home to the MLB’s Atlanta Braves, NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and NFL Atlanta Falcons.

Statistical data for the Atlanta city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
420,003
White alone
161,11538.36 %
Black or African American alone
226,89454.02 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
9880.24 %
Asian alone
13,1883.14 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1320.03 %
Some Other Race alone
9,3172.22 %
Two or More races
8,3691.99 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
420,003
Not Hispanic or Latino
398,18894.81 %
Hispanic or Latino
21,8155.19 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
420,003
Not Hispanic or Latino
398,18894.81 %
White alone
152,37738.27 %
Black or African American alone
224,31656.33 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7540.19 %
Asian alone
13,0983.29 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1150.03 %
Some Other Race alone
7390.19 %
Two or More races
6,7891.70 %
Hispanic or Latino
21,8155.19 %
White alone
8,73840.06 %
Black or African American alone
2,57811.82 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2341.07 %
Asian alone
900.41 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
170.08 %
Some Other Race alone
8,57839.32 %
Two or More races
1,5807.24 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
33
Male
33
Female
33

Household Type

Total
185,142
Family households
80,39343.42 %
Husband-wife family
42,53952.91 %
Other family
37,85447.09 %
Male householder, no wife present
7,35019.42 %
Female householder, no husband present
30,50480.58 %
Nonfamily households
104,74956.58 %
Householder living alone
81,55577.86 %
Householder not living alone
23,19422.14 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Atlanta city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Atlanta city center coordinates

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Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Atlanta city center

Airport

  • S.W.A.T. Heliport [1.9 mi] [3.05 km]
  • State Capital Parking Lot Heliport [2.26 mi] [3.64 km]

Building

  • Fulton County Almshouse (historical) [1.56 mi] [2.51 km]
  • Atlanta Fire / Rescue Headquarters [1.9 mi] [3.05 km]
  • Atlanta City Hall [2.08 mi] [3.36 km]
  • Georgia State Capitol [2.19 mi] [3.53 km]
  • Atlanta Police Station Headquarters [2.26 mi] [3.64 km]
  • Elbert P Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building [1.98 mi] [3.18 km]
  • Fulton County Courthouse [2.01 mi] [3.23 km]
  • World of Coca Cola-Atlanta [2.1 mi] [3.38 km]
  • Fulton County Government Center [1.94 mi] [3.12 km]
  • Concordia Hall [1.78 mi] [2.86 km]
  • Atlanta Fire / Rescue Station 01 [1.58 mi] [2.54 km]
  • William Russell Pullen Library [2.19 mi] [3.53 km]
  • Martin Luther King Junior Federal Building [1.75 mi] [2.82 km]
  • Robert W Woodruff Library [0.82 mi] [1.31 km]
  • Kell Hall [2.16 mi] [3.47 km]
  • Allen Temple Recreation Center [3.87 mi] [6.22 km]
  • Atlanta Fire / Rescue Stations 4 and 6 [2.66 mi] [4.28 km]

Cemetery

  • Oakland Cemetery [3.03 mi] [4.87 km]

Church

  • Calvary Temple Holiness Church [4.18 mi] [6.72 km]
  • Church of God [3.4 mi] [5.47 km]
  • Rolling Church of God in Christ [2.68 mi] [4.32 km]
  • Thankful Apostolic Deliverance Temple [4.15 mi] [6.68 km]
  • Immanuel Baptist Church [3.42 mi] [5.5 km]
  • Silver Leaf Baptist Church [2.81 mi] [4.52 km]
  • Welcome Home Baptist Church [2.93 mi] [4.71 km]
  • Trinity United Methodist Church [2.11 mi] [3.39 km]
  • Providence Baptist Church [1.29 mi] [2.08 km]
  • Mount Tabor Baptist Church [1.02 mi] [1.64 km]
  • West Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church [1.51 mi] [2.43 km]
  • Flipper Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church [1.33 mi] [2.15 km]
  • Church of the Immaculate Conception [2.13 mi] [3.43 km]
  • Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church [1.4 mi] [2.25 km]
  • Mount Moriah Baptist Church [0.99 mi] [1.6 km]
  • Warren Memorial United Methodist Church [0.96 mi] [1.55 km]
  • Central Presbyterian Church [2.13 mi] [3.43 km]
  • West Side Community Church [2.13 mi] [3.43 km]
  • Shrine of the Immaculate Conception [2.09 mi] [3.36 km]
  • Rush Memorial Congregational Church [1.02 mi] [1.64 km]
  • Refuge Church of Lord Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith [0.84 mi] [1.35 km]
  • Ezra Methodist Episcopal Church South (historical) [1.28 mi] [2.06 km]
  • Sharon Church [2.67 mi] [4.3 km]
  • Pilgrim Travelers Baptist Church [0.67 mi] [1.08 km]

Crossing

  • Exit 93 [2.39 mi] [3.84 km]
  • Exit 94 [2.49 mi] [4 km]
  • Interchange 17 [1.56 mi] [2.52 km]

Hospital

  • Grady Memorial Hospital [2.45 mi] [3.95 km]
  • Georgia Hall Grady Memorial Hospital [2.47 mi] [3.98 km]
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding [2.44 mi] [3.92 km]

Locale

  • Garnett Station [1.83 mi] [2.94 km]
  • Georgia Station [2.29 mi] [3.68 km]
  • King Memorial Station [3.02 mi] [4.86 km]
  • Westridge Shopping Center [3.71 mi] [5.96 km]
  • Hightower Station Shopping Center [2.92 mi] [4.7 km]
  • Beaver Slide (historical) [2.13 mi] [3.42 km]
  • Hulsey Yards [3.65 mi] [5.88 km]
  • Underground Atlanta [1.97 mi] [3.17 km]
  • Humbug Square (historical) [1.98 mi] [3.19 km]
  • West Lake Station [1.47 mi] [2.36 km]
  • Five Points Station [1.94 mi] [3.12 km]

Park

  • University Park [1.39 mi] [2.24 km]
  • Castleberry Hill Historic District [1.51 mi] [2.43 km]
  • Georgia Plaza Park [2.08 mi] [3.35 km]
  • Echols Park (historical) [3.64 mi] [5.85 km]
  • Hotel Row Historic District [1.75 mi] [2.81 km]
  • Butler Street Park [2.76 mi] [4.45 km]
  • Plaza Park [2 mi] [3.22 km]
  • Underground Atlanta Historic District [1.97 mi] [3.17 km]
  • Mozley Park [1.11 mi] [1.79 km]

Populated Place

  • Capitol Homes [2.39 mi] [3.85 km]
  • Cabbage Town [3.38 mi] [5.44 km]
  • Atlanta [2.21 mi] [3.56 km]
  • Slabtown (historical) [2.42 mi] [3.9 km]
  • Snake Nation (historical) [1.5 mi] [2.41 km]

Post Office

  • Capitol Hill Post Office [2.21 mi] [3.56 km]

School

  • Morehouse College [1.23 mi] [1.98 km]
  • Cook Elementary School [2.65 mi] [4.26 km]
  • M Agnes Jones Elementary School [1.01 mi] [1.63 km]
  • Smith-Hughes Vocational School [1.99 mi] [3.2 km]
  • Peyton Forest Elementary School [3.38 mi] [5.44 km]
  • Angiers Academy (historical) [1.76 mi] [2.84 km]
  • Holland Free School (historical) [1.76 mi] [2.84 km]
  • Clark Atlanta University [1.13 mi] [1.82 km]
  • Girls High School (historical) [2.08 mi] [3.36 km]
  • Walker Street School [1.53 mi] [2.46 km]
  • H R Butler School (historical) [2.82 mi] [4.54 km]
  • Gammon Theological Seminary [1.06 mi] [1.7 km]
  • Coretta Scott King Young Womens Leadership Academy [1.14 mi] [1.83 km]
  • Atlanta Medical College (historical) [2.43 mi] [3.92 km]
  • F L Stanton Elementary School [1.31 mi] [2.1 km]
  • Georgia State University [2.21 mi] [3.56 km]
  • Atlanta University [1.08 mi] [1.74 km]
  • Booker T Washington High School [0.63 mi] [1.02 km]
  • Washington Evening High School [0.63 mi] [1.02 km]
  • Interdenominational Theological Center [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Inman Park Elementary School [3.47 mi] [5.58 km]

Tower

  • WIGO-AM (Atlanta) [1.31 mi] [2.11 km]
  • WRFG-FM (Atlanta) [1.31 mi] [2.11 km]
  • WCLK-FM (Atlanta) [1.31 mi] [2.11 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
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AtlantaAtlanta Ndc31196, 31195
AtlantaAtlanta Postal Credit Union30380
AtlantaAtt Bellsouth30375, 30385
AtlantaAvon30388
AtlantaBank Of America30398
AtlantaBankamerica Corporation30384
AtlantaBriarcliff30329
AtlantaChamblee30366, 30341, 39901
AtlantaCollege Park30349, 30337
AtlantaCumberland30339
AtlantaDoraville30340, 30360, 30362
AtlantaDruid Hills30333
AtlantaDunwoody30356, 31146, 30338, 30346, 30360
AtlantaEast Point30344, 30364
AtlantaEmbry Hls31141
AtlantaEmory University30322
AtlantaFort Mcpherson30330, 30310
AtlantaFt Mcpherson30330
AtlantaGeorgia Power30396
AtlantaGeorgia State University30303
AtlantaGeorgia Tech30332
AtlantaHapeville30354
AtlantaIndustrial30336
AtlantaIrs Service Center39901
AtlantaLenox Sq Finance31126
AtlantaLenox Square Finance31126
AtlantaLittle Five Points Pstl Str30307
AtlantaLogistics & Distribution Ctr30320
AtlantaMellon Bank31192
AtlantaNewgistics31136
AtlantaNorth Atlanta30319
AtlantaNorth Highland Finance30306
AtlantaNorth Springs30338
AtlantaNorthlake31145
AtlantaOverlook Sru30339
AtlantaPerimeter Center Finance31146
AtlantaSandy Spgs31150, 30339, 31156, 30342, 30350, 30358, 30338, 30319, 30327, 30328
AtlantaSandy Springs31150, 30327, 30328, 30358, 30350, 30338, 31156, 30319, 30339, 30342
AtlantaSmyrna30339
AtlantaSuntrust30368
AtlantaTuxedo30342
AtlantaU S P S Bulk Mail Ctr30369
AtlantaVinings30339
AtlantaVinnings30339
AtlantaWells Fargo31193
AtlantaWinters Chapel30360
MariettaAtlanta Naval Air Station30060

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