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The city of Austell is primarily located in Cobb County<1>. A portion of Austell extends into Douglas County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Austell, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Austell has a population of 7,175 people<2> (see below for details).

Austell is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Area Codes for Austell: (470)<4>, (678) & (770)

The ZIP codes for Austell: 30106, 30168<5>

Websites for Austell ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Austell had an population of 7,175 people. This is an increase of 9.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Austell had a population of 6,581 people. This makes Austell the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Austell represents 0.07% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 101st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,581 people, the population of Austell increased 22.8% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,359 people).

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

Communities near Austell ...

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

  • Atlanta
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • South Fulton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fulton
    • South Fulton is located in Fulton County
  • Marietta
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Smyrna
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Brookhaven
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven is located in DeKalb County
  • Dunwoody West
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunwoody West have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunwoody West
    • Dunwoody West is located in DeKalb County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 48,733 people
  • East Point
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Kennesaw
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw
    • Kennesaw is located in Cobb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,712 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennesaw <6>
  • Kennesaw Acres
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw Acres
    • Kennesaw Acres is located in Cobb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,077 people
  • Douglasville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)

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 Austell. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Austell.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Austell. 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 Austell.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Austell. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Austell.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Austell ...

Looking for more information about Austell? 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 Austell, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Austell.

Adding Austell to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Austell was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1895.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Austell.

The official website for Austell:

The official website for Cobb County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Cobb, 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 Austell.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Austell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Austell, 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 Austell). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Austell or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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