Atlanta Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Atlanta?

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There are 497,642 residents in Atlanta, with a median age of 33.2. Of this, 48.69% are males and 51.31% are females. US-born citizens make up 90.48% of the resident pool in Atlanta, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.05%. Additionally, 4.47% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 387,621 people in Atlanta currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 497,642 1.8%
Male Population 242,321 2.2%
Female Population 255,321 1.5%
Male population 48.69%
Female population 51.31%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.2 -0.3%
Citizen US Born 450,266 1.0%
Citizen not US Born 25,111 17.5%
Not Citizen 22,265 2.8%
Citizen US Born 90.48%
Citizen not US Born 5.05%
Not Citizen 4.47%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 4,325 -0.4%
Moved from Same County 50,581 -0.1%
Moved from Same State 28,435 5.5%
Moved from Different State 21,448 7.4%
Same House as Last Year 387,621 1.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.88%
Moved from Same County 10.27%
Moved from Same State 5.77%
Moved from Different State 4.36%
Same House as Last Year 78.72%

What are the employment statistics in Atlanta?

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White-collar workers make up 89.42% of the working population in Atlanta, while blue-collar employees account for 10.58%. There are also 26,492 entrepreneurs in Atlanta (10.3% of the workforce); 175,074 workers employed in private companies (68.09%); and 33,948 people working in governmental institutions (13.2%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 229,917 3.5%
Blue Collar 27,201 -3.9%
White Collar 89.42%
Blue Collar 10.58%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 26,492 4.4%
Private Companies 175,074 1.8%
Governmental Workers 33,948 6.3%
Not for Profit Companies 21,604 1.8%
Self Employees 10.3%
Private Companies 68.09%
Governmental Workers 13.2%
Not for Profit Companies 8.4%

How many households are there in Atlanta?

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There are a total of 215,179 households in Atlanta, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 42.52% of these Atlanta households, while non-family units account for the remaining 57.48%. Additionally, 19.65% of households have children and 80.35% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 215,179 4.3%
Average People Per Household 2 -2.3%
Family Households 91,490 5.1%
Non-family Households 123,689 3.8%
Family Households 42.52%
Non-family Households 57.48%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 42,281 0.2%
Households without Children 172,898 5.4%
Households with Children 19.65%
Households without Children 80.35%

What are the median and average incomes in Atlanta?

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The average annual household income in Atlanta is $111,013, while the median household income sits at $64,179 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $76,852, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $66,762. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $38,033 and $37,067, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $111,013 4.4%
Median Household Income $64,179 7.1%
People below Poverty Level 87,444 -6.0%
People above Poverty Level 370,186 3.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Atlanta?

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There are 250,533 housing units in Atlanta, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1981. Of the 215,179 occupied housing units in Atlanta, 44.84% are owner-occupied, while 55.16% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 69.88% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $343,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,324 per month in Atlanta.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 250,533 1.7%
Median Year Built 1981 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 30,660 1.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 14,907 -1.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 28,265 -2.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 29,685 -4.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 19,569 -5.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 18,798 -3.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 27,808 6.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 54,078 -1.4%
Built in 2010 or Later 26,763 34.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 215,179 4.3%
Owner Occupied 96,480 7.5%
Renter Occupied 118,699 1.9%
Owner Occupied 44.84%
Renter Occupied 55.16%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 67,420 7.0%
Without Mortgage 29,060 8.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $343,000 7.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $233,700 5.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,324 5.5%
With Mortgage 69.88%
Without Mortgage 30.12%

What is the level of education in Atlanta?

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Approximately 24.99% of the population in Atlanta holds a high school degree (that's 102,464 residents), while 20.45% have attained a college certificate (67,196 locals) and 27.93% have a bachelor's degree (114,507 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 8,304 6.3%
Some High School 102,464 -0.2%
Some College 67,196 0.4%
Associate Degree 19,376 9.1%
Bachelor's Degree 114,507 5.7%
Graduate Degree 81,521 5.9%
No High School 2.03%
Some High School 24.99%
Some College 20.45%
Associate Degree 4.73%
Bachelor's Degree 27.93%
Graduate Degree 19.88%

What is the marital status of Atlanta residents?

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A total of 234,269 people in Atlanta have never been married (which represents 55.45% of the total population), while 125,695 of them are wedded (29.75%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 7,538 (1.78%) and 43,241 (10.23%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 234,269 3.0%
Married 125,695 4.4%
Separated 7,538 -6.0%
Widowed 19,285 -8.1%
Divorced 43,241 -0.3%
Never Married 55.45%
Married 29.75%
Separated 1.78%
Widowed 4.56%
Divorced 10.23%

What are the most common means of transportation in Atlanta?

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The top three means of transportation people in Atlanta use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 173,380 residents commute by car, 14,900 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 12,391 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 173,380 -4.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 14,900 -9.2%
Subway or Elevated 578 N/A
Railroad 272 -19.5%
Bicycle 2,808 5.1%
Motorcycle 348 -8.7%
TaxiCab 1,707 26.7%
Walk 12,391 0.8%

What is the median and average household income in Atlanta by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
30303 6,840 1,379 $26,959.00 $47,861.00
30305 25,139 13,088 $101,106.00 $191,699.00
30306 24,915 11,453 $108,443.00 $178,625.00
30307 20,337 8,993 $123,453.00 $171,444.00
30308 20,438 13,182 $66,365.00 $87,529.00
30309 25,852 15,622 $96,245.00 $155,264.00
30310 28,597 11,733 $35,848.00 $56,922.00
30311 35,523 14,780 $38,163.00 $59,096.00
30312 23,921 12,704 $58,509.00 $87,070.00
30313 11,761 2,640 $67,147.00 $85,791.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 30303 30305 30306 30307 30308 30309 30310 30311 30312 30313 30314 30315 30316 30317 30318 30319 30322 30324 30326 30327 30328 30329 30331 30332 30334 30336 30337 30338 30339 30340 30341 30342 30344 30345 30346 30349 30350 30354 30360 30363

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