Atlanta demographics profile

StatisticAtlantaGeorgiaNational
Population456,37810,099,320318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,42016791
Median age33.536.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%45%43%
Speak English90%86%79%
Speak Spanish4%8%13%
Atlanta, GA has a population of 456,378 and is the 39th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,420 per sq mi which is 1949% higher than the Georgia average and 3675% higher than the national average. The median age in Atlanta is 34 which is approximately 7% lower than the Georgia average of 36. In Atlanta, 34% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 90% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 53% of Atlanta residents were born in Georgia, 39% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Atlanta is 1949% higher than Georgia.
  • The median age in Atlanta is 7% lower than Georgia.
  • In Atlanta 40.05% of the population is White.
  • In Atlanta 52.37% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Atlanta 4.00% of the population is Asian.

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Atlanta population breakdown by race

RaceAtlantaGeorgiaNational
White40.05%59.80%73.35%
Black or African American52.37%31.17%12.63%
Asian4.00%3.70%5.22%
American Indian0.29%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race2.20%2.20%3.06%
Other race1.05%2.79%4.75%
In Atlanta, 4.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Atlanta, GA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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