Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    5,213,854
  • Population Density
    615 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    8,481 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta metro area is centered in Georgia and has 5,213,854 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Cities

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Atlanta 419,250
4.33 Sandy Springs 92,768
4.33 Roswell 87,413
4.33 Johns Creek 74,920
3.66 Marietta 57,204
4.33 Alpharetta 56,316
4.33 Smyrna 50,882
4.00 Dunwoody 45,490
4.00 Mableton 36,769
3.33 North Atlanta 36,109
2.00 Redan 34,614
4.33 Peachtree City 34,444
3.00 East Point 34,361
3.33 Newnan 31,583
4.33 Milton 30,852
3.00 Douglasville 30,203
4.00 Kennesaw 29,050
3.66 Lawrenceville 28,234
3.33 Tucker 28,201
4.33 Duluth 26,623
3.66 Stockbridge 24,636
2.66 Carrollton 24,392
2.00 Griffin 23,651
4.33 Woodstock 22,982
3.66 Canton 21,868

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Fulton County 907,811
4.33 Gwinnett County 794,872
3.00 DeKalb County 690,003
4.33 Cobb County 684,468
1.66 Clayton County 260,756
4.33 Cherokee County 211,316
3.66 Henry County 199,115
4.33 Forsyth County 170,815
3.33 Paulding County 139,067
3.33 Douglas County 130,473
4.00 Coweta County 124,695
2.66 Carroll County 110,292
4.33 Fayette County 106,094
3.00 Bartow County 98,905
3.00 Newton County 98,864
3.33 Rockdale County 84,303
3.00 Walton County 83,003
3.00 Barrow County 68,061
2.00 Spalding County 63,713
2.66 Pickens County 29,406
2.00 Haralson County 28,681
2.00 Butts County 23,568
1.66 Meriwether County 22,213
2.33 Dawson County 22,121
2.00 Lamar County 18,035
3.33 Morgan County 17,876
3.00 Pike County 17,646
2.00 Jasper County 13,800
2.00 Heard County 11,758

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 Birmingham Metro Area 1,122,192
2.66 Columbia Metro Area 756,550
2.66 Nashville Metro Area 1,569,470
3.00 Charlotte Metro Area 1,729,955
2.33 Jacksonville Metro Area 1,334,688

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area 6,280,597
2.33 Miami Metro Area 5,526,089
2.33 New Orleans Metro Area 1,139,643
3.33 Houston Metro Area 5,836,814
3.00 Charlotte Metro Area 1,729,955

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Buford City Schools 4
4.00 Decatur City Schools 7
4.00 Oconee County Schools 10
4.00 Forsyth County Schools 36
4.00 Bremen City Schools 4
3.66 Gwinnett County Schools 134
3.66 Carrollton City Schools 4
3.66 Morgan County Schools 4
3.66 Marietta City Schools 14
3.66 Cherokee County Schools 41
3.66 Fayette County Schools 28
3.66 Cobb County Schools 117
3.66 Cartersville City Schools 4
3.33 Fulton County Schools 105
3.33 Monroe County Schools 6
3.00 Piedmont City Schools 3
3.00 Coweta County Schools 28
3.00 Walton County Schools 17
3.00 Harris County Schools 7
3.00 Jones County Schools 10
3.00 Lumpkin County Schools 5
2.66 Pike County Schools 4
2.66 Hall County Schools 34
2.66 Gordon County Schools 11
2.66 Putnam County Schools 5

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 Northview High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Johns Creek High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Lambert High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Brookwood High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Buford Academy Public 2-5 Elementary
4.33 Walton High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.33 Buford High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 South Forsyth High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Buford Elementary School Public PK, K-1 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Buford Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 North Gwinnett High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Gwin Oaks Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Decatur High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.00 Peachtree Ridge High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Head Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 M.H. Mason Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Roberts Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 North Oconee High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Shiloh Point Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Parsons Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Camp Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Malcom Bridge Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Piney Grove Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Riverwatch Middle School Public 6-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Mount Vernon Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Westminster Schools Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Youth Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
ABC Montessori Academy for the Brilliant Child Private, Montessori PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Paideia School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Devereux School - Ackerman Academy Private, Special Education 2-12 Elementary, High
Lithia Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Laurel Heights Academy Private, Alternative 2-11 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Woodward Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Pace Academy Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Lovett School Private 1-12 Elementary, High
Woodlee's Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Killian Hill Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Athens Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Atlanta Girls School Private, All-Girls 6-12 High
3.66 Marist School Private, Religious 7-12 High
Center Academy - Smyrna Private, Special Education 5-12 High
3.66 Whitefield Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Old Suwanee Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Grace Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Wesleyan School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 The Howard School Private, Special Education 8-12 High
3.66 Weber School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 Brandon Hall School Private, Boarding, Special Education 6-12 High
3.66 Holy Spirit Preparatory School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 Emory University
4.33 University of Georgia
4.33 Georgia Institute of Technology
3.66 Agnes Scott College
3.33 Wesleyan College
3.33 Berry College
3.33 Georgia State University
3.33 Spelman College
3.33 Oglethorpe University
3.33 Georgia College & State University
3.00 Life University
3.00 Mercer University
3.00 Kennesaw State University
2.66 University of North Georgia
2.66 Morehouse College
2.66 Reinhardt University
2.33 LaGrange College
2.33 Southern Polytechnic State University
2.33 University of West Georgia
2.33 Shorter University
2.33 Point University
2.33 Clayton State University
2.33 Clark Atlanta University
2.00 Jacksonville State University
2.00 Georgia Gwinnett College

Around Atlanta

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Atlanta Metro Area United States Georgia Charlotte Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Houston Metro Area Miami Metro Area New Orleans Metro Area
White 51.35% 64.16% 56.30% 61.81% 50.82% 40.29% 35.54% 54.63%
African American 31.72% 12.21% 30.07% 23.32% 14.60% 16.93% 19.77% 33.20%
Hispanic 10.13% 16.05% 8.58% 9.53% 27.13% 34.82% 40.99% 7.61%
Asian 4.76% 4.67% 3.19% 3.07% 5.24% 6.44% 2.21% 2.73%
Multiracial 1.47% 1.85% 1.35% 1.60% 1.55% 1.05% 0.99% 1.24%
Other 0.30% 0.21% 0.25% 0.23% 0.19% 0.20% 0.32% 0.18%
Native American 0.19% 0.66% 0.19% 0.36% 0.33% 0.19% 0.11% 0.36%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.15% 0.04% 0.05% 0.10% 0.04% 0.03% 0.03%

Age

Atlanta Metro Area United States Georgia Charlotte Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Houston Metro Area Miami Metro Area New Orleans Metro Area
9 years and under 15% 13% 14% 15% 16% 16% 12% 13%
10 to 17 years 12% 11% 11% 11% 12% 12% 10% 11%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 10% 9% 9% 10% 9% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14% 15% 15% 15% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 16% 14% 15% 16% 15% 15% 14% 13%
45 to 54 years 15% 15% 14% 14% 14% 14% 15% 15%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 11% 10% 10% 10% 11% 12%
65 and over 9% 13% 10% 10% 9% 8% 16% 12%

Education Levels

Atlanta Metro Area United States Georgia Charlotte Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Houston Metro Area Miami Metro Area New Orleans Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 13% 15% 16% 13% 17% 20% 17% 16%
High school diploma or equivalent 25% 29% 29% 24% 23% 24% 28% 30%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 27% 30% 29% 28% 27% 28%
Bachelor's degree 23% 18% 18% 23% 21% 19% 18% 17%
Master's degree or higher 12% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 9%

Gender

Atlanta Metro Area United States Georgia Charlotte Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Houston Metro Area Miami Metro Area New Orleans Metro Area
Male 48.7% 49.2% 48.9% 48.6% 49.4% 49.7% 48.4% 48.7%
Female 51.3% 50.8% 51.1% 51.4% 50.6% 50.3% 51.6% 51.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Atlanta Metro Area United States Georgia Charlotte Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Houston Metro Area Miami Metro Area New Orleans Metro Area
Rent 32.7% 33.9% 33.2% 32.7% 37.5% 36.9% 35.0% 36.2%
Own 67.3% 66.1% 66.8% 67.3% 62.5% 63.1% 65.0% 63.8%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Atlanta Metro Area United States Georgia Charlotte Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Houston Metro Area New Orleans Metro Area
Assault 813.4 280.9 322.6 378.5 311.9 508.9 431.0
Murder 19.0 5.6 7.6 6.1 8.5 9.7 53.2
Rape 25.9 29.2 24.9 29.5 43.3 31.4 37.5
Robbery 520.8 150.7 191.0 208.9 236.4 420.3 293.5

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Atlanta Metro Area United States Georgia Charlotte Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Houston Metro Area New Orleans Metro Area
Burglary 1416.8 718.3 1016.5 934.8 1137.0 1210.0 943.3
Larceny 3938.3 2276.2 3130.0 2869.2 2622.2 3125.9 2218.7
Motor vehicle theft 1178.4 275.5 362.9 252.9 418.3 585.0 610.4

Income

Weather

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