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Welcome to Atlanta ...

The city of Atlanta is located in Logan County.

The location of Atlanta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Atlanta: at-LAN-tuh<2>

When the people of Atlanta refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Atlantan or Altantian.<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Atlanta has a population of 1,629 people<4> (see below for details).

Atlanta is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Atlanta lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Atlanta: (217)

The ZIP code for Atlanta: 61723<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atlanta had a population of 1,692 people (which is 5.58% of the total population of Logan County). This makes Atlanta the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Atlanta represents 0.01% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 529th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,692 people, the population of Atlanta increased 2.61% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,649 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Atlanta had an population of 1,629 people. This is a decrease of 3.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.21% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Atlanta ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<7>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bloomington   [Map]   77,934   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clinton   [Map]   6,981   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Danvers   [Map]   1,115   N   18 miles [29 km]
Delavan   [Map]   1,621   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Heyworth   [Map]   2,885   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hopedale   [Map]   829   NW   14 miles [22.5 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, Georgia, Idaho, 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atlanta. If available, we provide a satellite 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 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Logan County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atlanta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Logan County: www.co.logan.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Atlanta. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Atlanta refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Atlanta may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<4>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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<5>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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<6>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).

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (or directions), 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2636, Longitude: -89.2312     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atlanta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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