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Welcome to Powder Springs ...

The city of Powder Springs is located in Cobb County.

A typical abbreviation for Powder Springs: Powder Spgs. (or less commonly used: Powder Spngs. or Powder Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Powder Springs has a population of 14,956 people<1> (see below for details).

Powder Springs is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

Area Codes for Powder Springs: (470)<3>, (678) and (770)

The ZIP code for Powder Springs: 30127<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Powder Springs had a population of 13,940 people. This makes Powder Springs the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Powder Springs represents 0.14% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,940 people, the population of Powder Springs increased 11.69% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 12,481 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Powder Springs had an population of 14,956 people. This is an increase of 7.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.83% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Powder Springs.

Communities near Powder Springs ...

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

Community   2016
Acworth   [Map]   22,418   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Atlanta   [Map]   472,522   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Brookhaven   [Map]   52,444   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Douglasville   [Map]   33,252   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
East Point   [Map]   35,471   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Kennesaw   [Map]   33,627   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Powder Springs.

Communities Also Named Powder Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Powder Springs - they are located in and Tennessee (2).

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

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 Powder Springs. 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 Powder Springs. 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 Powder Springs.

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

Websites for Powder Springs ...

Official Website: www.cityofpowdersprings.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Powder Springs ...

Looking for more information about Powder Springs? 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 Powder Springs, 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 Powder Springs.

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) Powder Springs. 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.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Cobb County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Powder Springs: www.cityofpowdersprings.org/

The official website for Cobb County: www.cobbcounty.org/

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 Powder Springs.

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

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

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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 Powder Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Powder Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Powder Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Powder Springs) 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 Powder Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Powder Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powder Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8659, Longitude: -84.6838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Powder Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Powder Springs.