Atlanta, GA

Census Place

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2022 Population
494,838
0.535% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.6
0.599% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.7%
4.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$77,655
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$395,600
14.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
264,039
2.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Atlanta, GA had a population of 495k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $77,655. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Atlanta, GA grew from 492,204 to 494,838, a 0.535% increase and its median household income grew from $69,164 to $77,655, a 12.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Atlanta, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (47.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%), and White (Hispanic) (1.85%).

None of the households in Atlanta, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.6% of the residents in Atlanta, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Atlanta, GA are Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (9,969 degrees awarded in 2022), Georgia State University (8,351 degrees), and Emory University (5,171 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Atlanta, GA was $395,600, and the homeownership rate was 45.7%.

Most people in Atlanta, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Atlanta, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Atlanta, GA is home to a population of 495k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.14% of Atlanta, GA residents were born outside of the country (40.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.21 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (233k people) in Atlanta, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 192k White (Non-Hispanic) and 24.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.6% of Atlanta, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Atlanta, GA was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Atlanta, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    233k ± 3.63k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    192k ± 2.73k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    24.4k ± 1.64k
5.42%
Hispanic Population
26.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.21 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (233k people) in Atlanta, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 192k White (Non-Hispanic) and 24.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.42% of the people in Atlanta, GA are hispanic (26.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Atlanta, GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
40.3k people
8.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
41k people

As of 2022, 8.14% of Atlanta, GA residents (40.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Atlanta, GA was 8.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,171 ± 792
  2. Vietnam
    4,321 ± 535
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,986 ± 593

Atlanta, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Atlanta, GA employs 264k people. The largest industries in Atlanta, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (49,905 people), Educational Services (27,142 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (24,976 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($100,040), Utilities ($96,177), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($93,114).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

264k
2022 Value
± 4,925
2.38%
1 Year growth
± 2.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Atlanta, GA grew at a rate of 2.38%, from 258k employees to 264k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atlanta, GA, are Management Occupations (40,308 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (28,511 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (25,959 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atlanta, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

264k
2022 Value
± 4,925
2.38%
1 Year growth
± 2.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Atlanta, GA grew at a rate of 2.38%, from 258k employees to 264k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atlanta, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (49,905 people), Educational Services (27,142 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (24,976 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atlanta, GA, though some of these residents may live in Atlanta, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$70,859
Median earning men ± $1,612
$50,767
Median earning women ± $2,416

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($112,326), Information ($91,875), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,712).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($83,396), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,552), and Information ($71,271).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Atlanta, GA awarded 31,603 degrees. The student population of Atlanta, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 63,166 male students and 67,149 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Atlanta, GA are Black or African American (9,713 and 35.5%), followed by White (9,125 and 33.3%), Asian (4,481 and 16.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (2,462 and 8.99%).

The largest universities in Atlanta, GA by number of degrees awarded are Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (9,969 and 31.5%), Georgia State University (8,351 and 26.4%), and Emory University (5,171 and 16.4%).

The most popular majors in Atlanta, GA are General Computer & Information Sciences (3,755 and 11.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,318 and 7.33%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,865 and 5.9%).

The median tuition costs in Atlanta, GA are $21,948 for private four year colleges, and $7,158 and $22,389 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Atlanta, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 36.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 130,315 (48.5% men and 51.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 130,315 students enrolled in Atlanta, GA, 48.5% men and 51.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 39,362 records, of which 64.1% were women and 35.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Atlanta, GA was General Biological Sciences with 880 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Atlanta, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,969 degrees awarded
  2. 8,351 degrees awarded
  3. 5,171 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus with 9,969 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 14,666 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Atlanta, GA, which is 0.866 times less than the 16,937 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 9,713 degrees mean that there were 1.06 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 9,125 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($28,050) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,320) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($3,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atlanta, GA was $395,600 in 2022, which is 1.4 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $346,600 to $395,600, a 14.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Atlanta, GA is 45.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Atlanta, GA have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Atlanta, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Atlanta, GA is $77,655. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Atlanta, GA was Census Tract 97 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 102.11 and Census Tract 99, with respective values of $198,182 and $180,500.

Property

$395,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,258
$103,831
Median Property Taxes
±$2,722

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Atlanta, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Atlanta, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

45.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 45.7% of the housing units in Atlanta, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 97
  2. Census Tract 102.11
  3. Census Tract 99

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atlanta, GA was Census Tract 97 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 102.11 and Census Tract 99, with respective values of $198,182 and $180,500.

The following map shows all of the places in Atlanta, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$77,655
Median Household Income
± $1,694
227k
Number of Households
± 4,926

In 2022, the median household income of the 227k households in Atlanta, GA grew to $77,655 from the previous year's value of $69,164.

The following chart displays the households in Atlanta, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Atlanta, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (57.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (23.2%)
  3. Public Transit (7.4%)

In 2022, 57.4% of workers in Atlanta, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (23.2%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.4%).

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atlanta, GA have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.62% of the workforce in Atlanta, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Atlanta, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Atlanta, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atlanta, GA (82.2k out of 464k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Atlanta, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.2% of the population of Atlanta, GA has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 7.85% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, GA see 899 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.553% decrease from the previous year (904 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1420 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 371 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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899 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fulton County, GA

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, GA see an average of 899 patients per year. This represents a 0.553% decrease from the previous year (904 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fulton County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 33.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
7.85%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atlanta, GA grew by 1.37% from 10.6% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Atlanta, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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