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Where is Atlanta, GA?

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Atlanta is a city found in Georgia, The United States Of America. It is located 33.75 latitude and -84.39 longitude and it is situated at elevation 336 meters above sea level.

Atlanta has a population of 420,003 making it the biggest city in Georgia. It operates on the EDT time zone.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Georgia
Population 420,003
Elevation 336 m over sea level
Time Zone EDT
Longitude -84.387980
Latitude 33.749000

atlanta description

With its classic views of magnolias and southern plantations, the stylish city of Atlanta inspires thoughts of gracious living. As the capital and largest city of Georgia it successfully weds that mystique with thriving ambitions that keep it one of the faster growing major U.S. city.

Atlanta is home to soaring skyscrapers and major corporations, co-existing within blocks of stately historic homes. New residents continue to flock here from all over the country to experience its attractive ambiance and high-quality lifestyles.

Positioned in northeastern Georgia amidst gently rolling hills, it's a sprawling city consisting of many neighborhoods, each displaying its own unique characteristic.

atlanta FAST FACTS
  • Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is one of the world's busiest airports, in terms of both passengers and number of flights.
  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was founded shortly after World War II in Atlanta and is now the world's source for statistics, research and vaccine development for dangerous human illnesses.
  • The City of Atlanta was the site of one of the most devastating battles in the American Civil War. The Burning of Atlanta devastated the town and the morale of the South, both taking decades of time and effort to recover.

LARGE, printable, Atlanta map
LARGE, printable, Atlanta metro map

atlanta attractions

    Check out the Atlanta attractions map for many of the great things to do on a Georgia vacation!
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site
    Established in 1980, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site consists of several buildings surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr.'s boyhood home. The historic site features a museum that chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement; the "I Have a Dream" International World Peace Rose Garden; and a memorial tribute to Mohandas K. Gandhi, the great visionary from India.
  • World of Coca Cola
    The World of Coca Cola exhibition is an Atlanta museum dedicated to the world's favorite beverage! The history of the Coca-Cola Company and its unique advertising campaigns are showcased in interactive ways that will please every generation. Journey through Coke's rich history in a 3D studio with moving seats and become a soda pop connoisseur as you taste 60 Coca-Cola products from around the world. This 60,000 square foot funhouse is located in the downtown area at Pemberton Place, and is a great Georgia vacation stop for all ages.
  • Georgia Aquarium
    This amazing Atlanta aquarium may well be the largest in the world, with over 100,000 animals of 500 different species in 8 million gallons of water. Rarely seen in captivity, the Ocean Voyager's 6.3 million gallon tank is home to four enormous, yet gentle whale sharks from the waters off Taiwan. The Georgia Aquarium exhibits a Great Hammerhead Shark and a Manta Ray from South Africa named Nandi, along with many rare species seldom seen in the United States.


Atlanta has a population of around 448901, of which 221101 (49%) are male and 227800 (50%) are female. The average age of the inhabitants of Atlanta is 35.50, meaning that the average person is below the national median age of 37. For every male, there are approximately 1.03 females, meaning that the population is relatively evenly distributed between males and female(s).

Of Atlanta's 448901 residents, around 440359 (98.10%) identify as having a single race. The majority of the population is black/African American, which consists of 52.90% of the population. Of the remaining population, 179569 are white (40.00%), 1070 are native Americans (0.20%), 17523 are asians (3.90%), 180 are pacific islanders (0.00%), 4670 are other (1.00%).

The median income of households in Atlanta is $47527.00, meaning that most of the households are above the poverty threshold for families of three. Of the total population, 12.80% of households reported an annual income of less than $10,000.

Atlanta, GA Zipcodes

The city of Atlanta has 28 zipcodes recognized by the United States Census Bureau: 30032, 30303, 30305, 30306, 30307, 30308, 30309, 30310, 30311, 30312, 30313, 30314, 30315, 30316, 30317, 30318, 30319, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30331, 30332, 30334, 30336, 30342, 30344, 30354, 30363.

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.