City of Atlanta Profile

City of Atlanta Profile 2017-05-08T15:53:46-04:00

ATLANTA, GA

City Formed:

December 29, 1847

Counties:

Fulton & DeKalb

CURRENT POPULATION (2015)

463,875 persons

223,960  Male

239,915  Female

POPULATION CHANGE (2010-2015)

+9.8% increase

+5.2%  increase for the State of Georgia

RACE & ETHNICITY (2015)

38.2%  White

51.6%  Black

  4.4%  Asian

  1.8%  Other

  4.0%  Hispanic

MEDIAN AGE (2010)

33.2 years

MEDIAN AGE (2015)

33.8 years

PERCENT NON-WHITE

2010

BY CENSUS TRACT

The proportion of the population that did not designate their race as White only

LINGUISTIC ISOLATION

2011-2015, 5-year average

BY CENSUS TRACT

Percent of population 5 years and over who speak English less than “very well”

PERCENT FOREIGN BORN

2011-2015, 5-year average

BY CENSUS TRACT

Percent of population was not a U.S. citizen at birth, including those who have become U.S. citizens through naturalization

ECONOMY

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (2015)

$50,210; +7.3% 1-year change

$51,244  State of Georgia

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE  (2015)

6.3%; -1.3% 1-year change

7.1%  State of Georgia

POVERTY RATE  (2015)

22.5% below poverty level

17.0%  State of Georgia

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

2011-2015, 5-year average

BY CENSUS TRACT

POVERTY RATE

2011-2015, 5-year average

BY CENSUS TRACT

EDUCATION

ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

GRADUATION RATES

71.1% Class of 2016

79.4% All Georgia School Districts

71.5% Class of 2015

78.8% All Georgia School Districts

59.1% Class of 2014

72.6% All Georgia School Districts

58.6% Class of 2013

71.8% All Georgia School Districts

50.9% Class of 2012

69.7% All Georgia School Districts

HOUSING & HOUSEHOLDS

RENTAL AFFORDABILITY

2015

BUILDING PERMITS  (2015)

760 Single-family units

39.4% 1-year change

5937 Multifamily units

49.9% 1-year change

PERCENT OWNER

2011-2015, 5-year average

BY CENSUS TRACT

VACANCY RATE

2011-2015, 5-year average

BY CENSUS TRACT

PERCENT OWNER 

40.2%

61.8% State of Georgia

VACANCY RATE 

16.3%

12.6% State of Georgia

CRIME

VIOLENT CRIME RATE (2015)

9.7 per 1,000 people; -5.8% 1-year change

NONVIOLENT CRIME RATE (2015)

54.8 per 1,000 people; -2.8% 1-year change

COMMUNITY  INVOLVEMENT

AARP LIVABILITY INDEX

48 Livability Score

(on a scale from 0 to 100; with 100 as the highest)

OPPORTUNITY FOR CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

7.2 organizations per 10,000 people

(7.3 is the median for U.S. Neighborhoods)

Source: AARP Livability Index

TRANSPORTATION

LOCATED WITHIN 1/2 MILE OF TRANSIT (2014)

409,134  Jobs

171,198  Workers

416,169  Residents

172,469  Households

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DATA SOURCES

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 2016 Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI), 2014-2015
American Community Survey (ACS), 2011-2015 Georgia Dept. of Education, 2010-2016
American Community Survey (ACS), 2015 Georgia Dept. of Public Health, 2010-2014
Atlanta Regional Commission Neighborhood Nexus
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2000-2015 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), 2015
Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), 2014-2016 U.S. Census Bureau, 2010
County Health Rankings, 2011-2016 U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, 2000-2015