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Welcome to Atlanta ...

The city of Atlanta is primarily located in Fulton County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of Georgia. A portion of Atlanta extends into DeKalb County and Cobb County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Atlanta has a population of 507,301 people<2> (see below for details).

Atlanta was established in 1845.

The community of Atlanta is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Atlanta lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Atlanta (for example, toward Ranburne (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area Codes for Atlanta: (470)<4>, (678) and (770)

The ZIP codes for Atlanta: 30301-30322, 30324-30334, 30336-30350, 30353-30362, 30364, 30366, 30368-30371, 30374-30380, 30384-30390, 30392, 30394, 30396, 30398-30399, 31106-31107, 31119, 31126, 31131, 31139, 31141, 31145-31146, 31150, 31156, 31191-31193, 31195-31199, 39901<5>

Websites for Atlanta ...

Official Website:   www.atlantaga.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.airportchamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jlatlanta.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Atlanta had an population of 507,301 people. This is an increase of 20.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atlanta had a population of 420,003 people (which is 45.62% of the total population of Fulton County). This makes Atlanta the county's most populous community.

The population of Atlanta represents 4.34% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 420,003 people, the population of Atlanta has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 416,474 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Atlanta.

Communities Also Named Atlanta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Atlanta - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Atlanta.

Communities near Atlanta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Atlanta.

  • South Fulton [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fulton
    • South Fulton [Fulton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Atlanta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Fulton
  • Roswell [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
    • Roswell [Fulton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Atlanta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,434 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roswell<7>
  • Marietta [Cobb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
    • Marietta [Cobb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Atlanta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,786 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<7>
  • Smyrna [Cobb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
    • Smyrna [Cobb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Atlanta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,443 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookhaven [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [DeKalb County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Atlanta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Stonecrest [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecrest
      • Stonecrest [DeKalb County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Atlanta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonecrest
    • Dunwoody West [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunwoody West
      • Dunwoody West [DeKalb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Atlanta
      • Estimated population in 2015: 48,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunwoody West have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunwoody West
    • Peachtree Corners [Gwinnett County]
    • Tucker [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [DeKalb County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Atlanta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucker<7>
    • Chamblee [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamblee
      • Chamblee [DeKalb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,842 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamblee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chamblee<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atlanta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Atlanta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atlanta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Atlanta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atlanta. Our list includes 249 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Atlanta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atlanta ...

Looking for more information about Atlanta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atlanta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atlanta.

Adding Atlanta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Atlanta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Atlanta was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Atlanta on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Atlanta on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Georgia

About Fulton County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Atlanta: www.atlantaga.gov/

The official website for Fulton County: www.co.fulton.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Fulton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atlanta.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atlanta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Atlanta, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Atlanta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Atlanta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Atlanta includes: 30301, 30302, 30303, 30304, 30305, 30306, 30307, 30308, 30309, 30310, 30311, 30312, 30313, 30314, 30315, 30316, 30317, 30318, 30319, 30320, 30321, 30324, 30325, 30326, 30327, 30328, 30329, 30330, 30331, 30332, 30333, 30336, 30337, 30338, 30339, 30340, 30341, 30342, 30343, 30344, 30345, 30346, 30347, 30348, 30349, 30353, 30354, 30355, 30356, 30357, 30358, 30359, 30360, 30361, 30364, 30366, 30368, 30369, 30370, 30374, 30375, 30376, 30377, 30378, 30379, 30384, 30385, 30386, 30387, 30388, 30389, 30392, 30394, 30396, 30398, 31106, 31119, 31126, 31131, 31139, 31141, 31145, 31150, 31156, 31191, 31192, 31195, 31196, 31197, 31198 & 31199.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atlanta) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atlanta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AtlantaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlanta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7543, Longitude: -84.3899    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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