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Atlanta city, Georgia; Georgia

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Table

Atlanta city, Georgia
Georgia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
496,461
10,799,566
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
496,461
10,799,566
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
498,602
10,711,908
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.4%
0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 498,715 10,711,908
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 420,003 9,687,653
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.6%
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.6%
14.3%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
40.4%
60.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
49.8%
32.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.8%
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.2%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.9%
9.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
38.0%
52.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 18,350 625,251
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 8.0% 10.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X 4,475,274
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 44.8% 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $314,400 $190,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,962 $1,449
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $612 $435
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,227 $1,042
Building permits, 2021 X 67,223
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 215,179 3,830,264
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.14 2.68
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 78.7% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 10.1% 14.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.1% 92.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 85.7% 84.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 91.7% 87.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 53.4% 32.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.5% 8.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.9%
15.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.9% 62.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.1% 58.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,023,387 18,976,611
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,384,518 51,800,643
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,609,685 155,836,792
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,088,296 119,801,495
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,719 $12,077
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 27.5 28.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $64,179 $61,224
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $50,032 $32,427
Persons in poverty, percent
19.2%
14.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X 244,668
Total employment, 2020 X 4,107,151
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X 216,568,398
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 955,621
All firms, 2012 64,593 929,864
Men-owned firms, 2012 31,542 480,578
Women-owned firms, 2012 28,172 376,506
Minority-owned firms, 2012 30,104 371,588
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 31,750 538,893
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 5,427 96,787
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 56,197 800,585
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 3,154.3 168.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 133.15 57,513.49
FIPS Code 1304000 13
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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