Atlanta, GA: What you need to know

Nicknamed “Hotlanta” and “The ATL,” Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and a primary transportation center thanks in large part to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – the world’s busiest airport. Key economic sectors include information technology, logistics, media operations and tourism, and more than 30 colleges and universities serve the community. Pro sports teams in Atlanta include the NFL Falcons, NBA Hawks and MLB Braves.

Atlanta, GA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 448,901
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $47,527
Median Home Price $209,200

Atlanta, GA Rankings

Atlanta, GA Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 49.3%
  Female 50.7%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 268
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Median Population

Median Age 33.4%
Age 18 Over 81.3%
Age 21 Over 75%
Age 62 Over 13.3%
Age 65 Over 10.5%


  Ethnicity White 40%
  Ethnicity Black 52.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 3.9%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 1%


  Median Household Income $47,527
  Median Home Price $209,200
  Homes Owned 56.4%
  Homes Rent 43.6%
  Median Property Rent $975


  English Only 89.8%
  English Other 10.2%

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Commute Types

  Walked 4.6%
  Worked at Home 7.6%
  Public Transportation 9.8%
  Other Means 1.9%
  Drove Alone 68.7%
  Carpooled 7.3%