Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta: The most populous city in Georgia and the center of the Atlanta metropolitan area. It is located in the Piedmont region of the state. Atlanta is known for its civil rights history, its many Fortune 500 companies, and its many attractions, such as the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.

About

Atlanta is a city located in the county of Fulton in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its population at the 2010 census was 420,003 and a population density of 1,207 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 512,550 inhabitants.

The city was created 178 years ago in 1845.

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the state of Georgia. As of July 29, 2023, Atlanta has an estimated population of 498,715 residents. Here are some key facts about Atlanta:

History

Atlanta was founded as a railroad terminus in 1837. It was almost entirely burnt down during the Civil War but quickly rebuilt. Atlanta emerged as a major commercial and transportation hub in the 20th century.

Geography

Atlanta lies in northern Georgia at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The Downtown area spans through theFinancial District, CNN Center, and Centennial Olympic Park.

Economy

Atlanta is home to major corporations like The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, and UPS. Key industries include logistics, technology, healthcare, and business services.

Culture & Entertainment

Popular sites include the High Museum of Art, Georgia Aquarium, Fox Theatre, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. The city has a bustling music scene.

Population

The Atlanta metro area has over 6 million residents. The city has a prominent African American majority population and growing Hispanic community.

In summary, Atlanta is a major commercial, cultural, and transportation center in the South with international influence as an engine of business, media, and technological innovation.

Atlanta locator map
Location of Atlanta on Georgia map.

Quick Facts about Atlanta

Population : 512,550 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Georgia (United States)
County : Fulton County
Head of government : mayor
Postal code : 30301–30322, 30353, 30336–30350, 30324–30334, 30060
Phone Area Codes : 404, 770, 678
Area : 348 km2
Official name : Atlanta
Legislative body : Atlanta City Council
Official language : English
Altitude : 738 feet / 225 meters
Capital city : Atlanta is capital of Georgia, Fulton County
Establishment : December 12, 1845 (178 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, UTC−05:00, UTC−04:00
Local time : 08:20:22 (22nd June 2024)
Density : 1,473 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 18.06% (2010-2020)
Seal of Atlanta seal image
Seal of Atlanta
Seal of Atlanta seal image

Geography

Atlanta is located at 33°44'56"N 84°23'17"W (33.7490000, -84.3879800).

Atlanta map

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Demographics

The population of Atlanta increased by 18.06% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 420,003 - census
2011 437,812 4.07% estimation process
2012 449,016 2.5% estimation process
2013 453,990 1.1% estimation process
2014 461,154 1.55% estimation process
2015 468,303 1.53% estimation process
2016 479,174 2.27% estimation process
2017 491,670 2.54% estimation process
2018 498,183 1.31% estimation process
2019 506,811 1.7% estimation process
2020 512,550 1.12% estimation process

Atlanta zip code is 30303. County name: Fulton, County fips: 13121

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Best Things to Do in Atlanta

1 Georgia Aquarium

Rating: 4.6 (53102)

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Georgia Aquarium

2 World of Coca-Cola

Rating: 4.4 (25439)

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World of Coca-Cola

3 Zoo Atlanta

Rating: 4.4 (14589)

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Zoo Atlanta

4 Pemberton Place

Rating: 4.5 (13777)

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Pemberton Place

5 Atlanta Botanical Garden

Rating: 4.7 (13481)

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Where ot Eat in Atlanta

1 Main Event Atlanta

Rating: 4.1 (4928)

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Main Event Atlanta

2 Hard Rock Cafe

Rating: 4.1 (4867)

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Hard Rock Cafe

3 Topgolf

Rating: 4.4 (4670)

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Topgolf

4 Cook Out

Rating: 4.2 (3658)

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Cook Out

5 Cook Out

Rating: 4 (3653)

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Cook Out

Where to Stay in Atlanta

1 Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Rating: 4.3 (10880)

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis

2 Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

Rating: 4.3 (10115)

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Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

3 The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta

Rating: 4.3 (8613)

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The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta

4 Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Rating: 4.3 (8311)

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Hyatt Regency Atlanta

5 Hilton Atlanta

Rating: 4 (7545)

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Hilton Atlanta

Other Places in Atlanta

1 CNN Center

Rating: 4 (962)

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CNN Center

2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rating: 3.8 (356)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3 Atlanta City Hall

Rating: 3.9 (58)

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Atlanta City Hall

4 City of Atlanta Water Department

Rating: 2.2 (28)

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5 Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Rating: 3.4 (23)

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6 Georgia Department of Agriculture

Rating: 4.6 (13)

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Georgia Department of Agriculture

7 Doraville City Hall

Rating: 4.3 (12)

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Doraville City Hall

8 Georgia Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin

Rating: 3.4 (5)

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9 The Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority

Rating: 5 (4)

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The Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority

10 Atlanta City Council

Rating: 2.3 (3)

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Atlanta City Council

People born in Atlanta (200)

People born in Atlanta, including philologist living in Germany Alfred Gudeman, artist Jeffrey Catherine Jones, professional basketball player Chuck Evans, .

List

  • Steven Soderbergh (American film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer) he was born in 14/01/1963
  • Bill Kelliher (American musician) he was born in 23/03/1971
  • Mary Lou Williams (American pianist) she was born in 08/05/1910
  • Johnny Isakson (retired United States Senator from Georgia) he was born in 28/12/1944
  • Toni Braxton (American R&B singer-songwriter) she was born in 07/10/1966
  • Larry McDonald (Georgia politician (1935-1983)) he was born in 01/04/1935
  • Big Maceo Merriweather (American Chicago blues pianist and singer) he was born in 31/03/1905
  • Brittany Murphy (American actress (1977-2009)) she was born in 10/11/1977
  • Yung Joc (American rapper) he was born in 20/09/1980
  • Gus Hutchison (American racing driver) he was born in 26/04/1937
  • Margaret Mitchell (American author and journalist) she was born in 09/11/1900
  • Young Dro (American rapper from Georgia) he was born in 15/01/1979
  • Mattiwilda Dobbs (singer) she was born in 11/07/1925
  • Kelly Rowland (American singer, songwriter, actress) she was born in 11/02/1981
  • Sirone (American musician) he was born in 28/09/1940
  • Raven-Symoné (American child actress and singer) she was born in 10/12/1985
  • Becca Tobin (American actress) she was born in 18/01/1986
  • T.I. (American rapper, record producer, actor, and businessman) he was born in 25/09/1980

Schools in Atlanta

College & universities near Atlanta, GA

Code Name City ZIP
139940 Georgia State University Atlanta (GA) 30303-3083
491570 Institute of Medical Ultrasound Atlanta (GA) 30303-3030
476948 SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta Atlanta (GA) 30303-1736
244437 Georgia State University-Perimeter College Atlanta (GA) 30303-3083
140340 Herzing University-Atlanta Atlanta (GA) 30303

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Atlanta, GA

Code Name Address Type
ATL Peachtree Station 1688 Peachtree Street, NW RAIL
GNS Gainesville 116 Industrial Boulevard RAIL

Post offices near Atlanta

Post Office Name City ZIP
Central City Post Office Atlanta (GA) 30303
Cnn Center Post Office Atlanta (GA) 30303
Peachtree Center Post Office Atlanta (GA) 30303
Phoenix Post Office Atlanta (GA) 30303
Civic Center Post Office Atlanta (GA) 30308

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  • Atlanta , Nebraska village in Phelps County, Nebraska, in the United States with a population of 131 people.
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Other cities in Fulton County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Fulton County , GA.

City Name Population Title
Sandy Springs 109,928 A city in Fulton County, Georgia.
Roswell 95,434 A city in Fulton County, Georgia.
Johns Creek 85,192 The most populous city in Fulton County, Georgia.
Alpharetta 67,897 The most populous city in Fulton County, Georgia.
Milton 40,037 A city in Fulton County, Georgia.
East Point 35,042 City in Fulton County, Georgia, United States of America
Union City 22,399 City in Fulton County, Georgia, United States
Thomasville 18,493 City in and the county seat of Thomas County, Georgia, United States
Fairburn 17,136 City in Fulton County, Georgia, United States of America
College Park 15,199 City in Fulton and Clayton counties in the U.
Hapeville 6,588 City in Fulton County, Georgia, United States of America
Palmetto 4,964 City in Coweta and Fulton Counties, Georgia, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Atlanta distances to largest Georgia cities