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Welcome to Atlanta ...

The city of Atlanta is primarily located in Fulton County. 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 2016, Atlanta has a population of 472,522 people<1> (see below for details).

Atlanta was established in 1845.

The community of Atlanta is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<2>.

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).

Atlanta is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (470)<3>, (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<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atlanta had a population of 420,003 people (or 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 (that had a count of 416,474 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Atlanta had an population of 472,522 people. This is an increase of 12.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.46% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Atlanta ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Atlanta and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2016
Brookhaven   [Map]   52,444   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chamblee   [Map]   28,306   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dunwoody   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marietta   [Map]   60,941   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Peachtree Corners   [Map]   42,773   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Roswell   [Map]   94,598   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atlanta. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atlanta. Our list includes 248 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atlanta:

Websites for Atlanta ...

Official Website:   www.atlantaga.gov/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.airportchamber.com/
Junior League:   www.jlatlanta.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Atlanta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Atlanta.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Atlanta. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of 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: www.georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atlanta.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atlanta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Of the area codes for Atlanta, area code (470, 678) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Atlanta.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Atlanta. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atlanta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlanta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7543, Longitude: -84.3899     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Atlanta.