Atlanta, GA

472,506 Population
133.1 square miles 3,550.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.6%
was 4.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in GA
Population Density
3,550.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
38.2%
was 37.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.4%
was 7.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in GA
Percent Under 18
19.4%
was 19.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in GA
Percent 65 and Over
11.1%
was 10.7%
Ranked 9th Highest in GA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 6.3
Ranked 10th Lowest in GA
Percent Living in Poverty
22.4%
was 24.8%
Ranked 6th Lowest in GA
Median Household Income
$49,398
was $46,485
Ranked 4th Highest in GA
Gini Income Distribution
 
57.4
58.7
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
20.2
was 18.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,119.6
was 1,223.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,499.3
was 6,103.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
236,817
was 227,400
Ranked 1st Highest in GA
Median Rent
$1,084
was $963
Ranked 4th Highest in GA
Total Building Permits
5,543
was 2,123
 
Occupied Housing Units
193,815
was 185,160
 
Homeownership Rate
41.3%
was 42.9%
Ranked 9th Highest in GA
Single Family Building Permits
473
was 359
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,774.3
was 1,708.5
Ranked 1st Highest in GA
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.4%
was 28.6%
Ranked 2nd Highest in GA
Multifamily Building Permits
5,070
was 1,764
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.2
Ranked 11th Highest in GA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
24.4
was 9.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
12.4
was 4.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.2%
was 94.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in GA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
85.5%
Ranked 3rd Highest in GA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 98.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in GA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.6%
was 89.5%
Ranked 4th Highest in GA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
50.5%
was 48.4%
Ranked 4th Highest in GA

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