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Atlanta Population

Atlanta is the most populous city and the capital of Georgia State of United States. Atlanta population in 2021 is estimated to be 504,784, covering area of 136.76 sq miles (354.22 sq km). Atlanta's symbol is the Phoenix, the legendary bird of Egyptian mythology, representing Atlanta's rise from the ashes of the Civil War. Atlanta was originally founded as the terminus of a major state-sponsored railroad. Early Atlanta immigrants were mostly Jews and Greeks. Atlanta city has experienced the most rapid growth from 1970, due to the Hispanic immigrant population, especially Mexicans. Atlanta has the 10th largest economy in the U.S and is considered diverse with sectors that include aerospace, transportation, logistics, and medical services. The Atlanta cost of living is nearly to the national average and 50% less expensive than New York. The median value of housing in Atlanta is $359,500, and average rental rate is $1,257.

Below is the Atlanta, Georgia population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010429,193
2011437,5631.95
2012448,7992.57
2013453,7911.11
2014460,9981.59
2015468,7071.67
2016478,9162.18
2017491,7632.68
2018498,0441.28
2019506,8111.76
2020498,715-1.60
2021 *504,7841.20
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Atlanta city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearAtlanta Population
1950513,151
1955605,476
1960744,579
1965919,456
19701,136,100
19751,342,960
19801,575,092
19851,825,551
19902,111,206
19952,649,994
20003,374,746
20053,900,039
20104,429,860
20114,544,198
20155,031,835
2020*5,689,426
2025*6,192,507
2035*6,833,626
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Atlanta city Population(UA)

Greater Atlanta Metropolitan

Atlanta City(2021)Greater Atlanta(2019)
Population519,4816.8 million
Area136.76 sq mi (354.22 sq km)10,494.03 sq mi (27,179.4 sq km)
Rank37 (US)11 (CSA)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA
The Greater Atlanta or the Metro Atlanta is the most populous metro area in the US state of Georgia. As per the 2019 US census estimates, The Atlanta Metropolitan population is estimated to be 6,853,392. Atlanta GA-AL Combined Statistical Area consists of many Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, Athens-Clarke County, Gainesville, LaGrange, Rome, Jefferson, Cornelia, Cedartown, Thomaston, and Toccoa.


Atlanta Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Atlanta by age is 506,804, out of these 242,284 are male, 264,520 are female, The sex ratio of Atlanta is 92. The median age of the Atlanta population is 33.3, Atlanta population by age are, under 18 years is 86,066, 16 years and over is 428,133, 18 years and over is 420,738, 21 years and over is 391,950, 65 years and over is 77,456. 47.8% are male, 52.2% are female, 17.0% are under 18 years old, 84.5% are 16 years and over, 83.0% are 18 years and over, 77.3% are 21 years and over, 12.3% are 65 years and over. There are total 253,597 housing units, The voting population of Atlanta are 400,847, out of these 191,413 are male voters, 209,434 are female voters, 47.8% are male, 52.2% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -527,4125.4%
5 - 926,6705.3%
10 - 1420,6364.1%
15 - 1931,2356.2%
20 - 2448,1119.5%
25 - 34112,38322.2%
35 - 4467,35913.3%
45 - 5459,50411.7%
55 - 5927,9655.5%
60 - 6423,3874.6%
65 - 7436,4777.2%
75 - 8417,7453.5%
85 and over7,9201.6%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Atlanta Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Atlanta by race are:

White Population

White population in Atlanta, Georgia are 214,354, percentage wise 42.3 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Atlanta, Georgia are 248,709, percentage wise 49.1 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Atlanta, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Atlanta are 26,881, percentage wise 5.3 percent are asians, out of these 12,468 are Asian Indians, 6,360 are Chinese, 2,470 are Filipinos, 660 are Japanese, 2,523 are Korean, 813 are Vietnamese and 1,587 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Atlanta, Georgia are 24,618. Percentage wise 4.9 percent are hispanics, out of these 7,612 are Mexican people, 3,402 are Puerto Ricans, 1,588 are Cubans, and 12,016 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race506,804Percent
White214,35442.3%
Black or African American248,70949.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1720.2%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population26,8815.3%
Asian Indian12,4682.5%
Chinese6,3601.3%
Filipino2,4700.5%
Japanese6600.1%
Korean2,5230.5%
Vietnamese8130.2%
Other Asian Population1,587
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6730.1%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino24,6184.9%
Mexican7,6121.5%
Puerto Rican3,4020.7%
Cuban1,5880.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino12,016
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Atlanta native population is 464,483, out of these 251,966 born in the Georgia state and 204,523 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 42,321, out of these 21,930 are Naturalised US citizen, 4,753 are in Europe, 8,414 in Asia, 1,577 in Africa, 6,372 in Latin America and 487 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Atlanta are 20,391, out of these 3,448 are from Europe, 10,997 are from Asia, 1,467 from Africa, 3,215 are from Latin America and 939 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native464,483
Born in state of residence251,966
Born in other state in the United States204,523
Northeast42,955
Midwest0
South103,081
West21,211
Born outside the United States7,994
Puerto Rico198
U.S. Island Areas1,220
Born abroad of American parent(s)6,576
Foreign born
Born outside of United States42,321
Naturalized U.S. citizen21,930
Europe4,753
Asia8,414
Africa1,577
Oceania327
Latin America6,372
Northern America487
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen20,391
Europe3,448
Asia10,997
Africa1,467
Oceania325
Latin America3,215
Northern America939
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Atlanta Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Atlanta, Georgia are 253,597, Occupied housing units are 223,736, Rental vacancy rate is 8. Percentage of occupancy is 88, 41.14% of houses are owner occupied and 47.08% of houses are renter occupied in Atlanta. There are 37.97 percent of one-unit detached, 5.59 percent of one-units attached, 2.58 percent of two-unit houses, 3.51 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.26 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 2 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 41.24 percent are available with one vehicle, 26.52 percent are available with two vehicles, 7.36 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 13.11 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units253,597
Occupied housing units223,736
Occupied housing units percent88
Rental vacancy rate8
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached96,290
1-unit attached14,175
2 units6,554
3 or 4 units8,907
Mobile home660
Boat, RV, van, etc.624
Owner-occupied104,332
Renter-occupied119,404
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Atlanta Housing Market

The median value of housing in Atlanta, Georgia is $359,500, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 0.90 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 1.48 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 3.61 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 4.60 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 6.49 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 9.84 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 10.11 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 4.10 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0002,288
$50,000 to $99,9993,750
$100,000 to $149,9999,167
$150,000 to $199,99911,663
$200,000 to $299,99916,465
$300,000 to $499,99924,955
$500,000 to $999,99925,643
$1,000,000 or more10,401
Median (dollars)359,500
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Atlanta Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $2,132, 0.08 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 2.93 percent pay between $500 to $999, 4.60 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 5.07 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 4.75 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 2.85 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 7.58 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $672, 1.04 percent of homes pay less than $250, 1.99 percent pays between $250 to $399, 2.70 percent pay between $400 to $599, 1.89 percent pays between $600 to $799, 1.72 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 3.93 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500194
$500 to $9997,420
$1,000 to $1,49911,668
$1,500 to $1,99912,861
$2,000 to $2,49912,043
$2,500 to $2,9997,238
$3,000 or more19,231
Median (dollars)2,132
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2502,628
$250 to $3995,050
$400 to $5996,844
$600 to $7994,803
$800 to $9994,352
$1,000 or more9,968
Median (dollars)672
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Atlanta Rental

Total number of Atlanta rental homes or apartments are 119,404, occupied by Renter, The median value of Atlanta average rental rate is $1,257. 11.50 percent of homes are under $500, 20.65 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 53.91 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 10.21 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 1.93 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $50013,737
$500 to $99924,662
$1,000 to $1,49937,389
$1,500 to $1,99926,986
$2,000 to $2,4999,039
$2,500 to $2,9993,149
$3,000 or more2,304
Median (dollars)1,257
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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