Living in Atlanta, GA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Atlanta SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
6

Atlanta, GA Crime Report

26,905
Total Crimes
5,423.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
111.15%
Above National Average

Atlanta, GA Cost Of Living

108
Atlanta's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Atlanta, Georgia Info Snack

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city of the State of Georgia in the United States. With an estimated 2016 population of 472,522, it is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.7 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.
Population
479,655
Unemployment
7.7%
Poverty
21.6%
Median Home
$261,400
Median Income
$55,279
Median Rent
$1,099

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Map Of Atlanta, GA

Population over time in Atlanta

Year Population % Change
2017 479,655 3.1%
2016 465,230 1.9%
2015 456,378 1.7%
2014 448,901 1.9%
2013 440,641 1.9%
2012 432,589 1.6%
2011 425,931 1.6%
2010 419,250 1.4%
2009 413,462 -
Crime/100k Atlanta GA USA
Violent Crime 768.8 326.6 368.9
Murder 17.7 6.1 5.0
Robbery 221.5 78.7 86.2
Aggravated Assault 480.1 216.6 246.8
Property Crime 4654.4 2573.7 2199.5
Burglary 621.2 431.3 376.0
Larceny 3366.4 1907.0 1594.6
Car Theft 666.8 235.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Atlanta

White
37.6% (180,462)
African American
51.5% (246,821)
American Indian
0.1% (582)
Asian
4.1% (19,807)
Hawaiian
0.0% (61)
Other
0.2% (1,033)
Two Or More
2.1% (10,038)
Hispanic
4.3% (20,851)
Race Atlanta GA USA
White 37.6% 53.2% 61.1%
African American 51.5% 31.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 4.1% 3.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.3% 9.4% 17.8%

Household Income For Atlanta, Georgia

Less than $10,000
10.3% (4,940,149)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.0% (2,859,732)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.8% (4,723,018)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.7% (4,171,414)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.4% (5,444,865)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.1% (7,248,278)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (4,649,199)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.3% (5,906,298)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.6% (2,693,818)
$200,000 or more
11.1% (5,328,725)
Income Atlanta GA USA
Less than $10,000 10.3% 7.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.0% 4.8% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.8% 9.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.7% 9.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.4% 13.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.1% 17.8% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 12.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.3% 13.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.6% 5.4% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 11.1% 5.8% 7.0%

Gender in Atlanta

Female
51.3% (246,213)
Male
48.7% (233,442)
Gender Atlanta GA USA
Female 51.3% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 48.7% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Atlanta for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (14,389)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (33,575)
High School / GED
19.0% (91,134)
Some College
16.0% (76,744)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (23,982)
Bachelor's Degree
28.0% (134,303)
Master's Degree
15.0% (71,948)
Professional Degree
5.0% (23,982)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (9,593)
Education Atlanta GA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 19.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 15.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

13 Reviews & Comments About Atlanta

Overall User Rating
3.3
/5

Cody Brandon Cargle

Lol funny Atlanta is one of the best cities for women that's a joke, I lived in Paulding County a suburb county of Metro Atlanta and the people there rather play games like which guy has the most tats, how strong he is, what kind of car he's got, and how much money he has

So yeah the single part is right for a reason but some of the men are the same way about how a woman looks-


Shannon Perdue

I'm from Atlanta all 34 years of my life and I've notice the dating scene has changed for the worst.


HomeSnacks User

Lots to do, Crime can be high but there are good and bad parts.

Favorite places was the world of coke and the braves stadium. As well as the Varsity restaurant is a classic.


HomeSnacks User

I try to not think about the crime level too much, although Georgia has had its share! Going to schools here were some of my most memorable moments! Between the best environments, wonderful friends and motivating teachers school is awesome!

The best thing that stands out about Georgia is the always growing to fit the needs of the people! Even though old buildings are being torn down, new and exciting buildings are coming up!


HomeSnacks User

I love the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. They are awesome. I always find new flowers and interesting facts. The place is beautiful and a must see. They even have a spot for your children to play and rest.

The observatory is wonderful. Please go in and look around. You will love the flowers.


HomeSnacks User

I love Atlanta. Crime is at a moderate amount. Quality of schools are dependent on the area you are in within the city. There are many things to do and many small stores/shops. There is a diverse range of people. The scenery is nice. There are alot of tourist and fun attractions inside and outside of the city.

A few of my favorite places are: Lenox Mall, Piedmont/Chastain Park, World of Coca Cola, Six Flags over Georgia, White Waters, the hookah lounges, and Edgewood bars.

I HATE the traffic and the overcrowded population in the city.


HomeSnacks User

It's always dirty. Everytime I go to this airport I end up getting sick afterward.

The employees are rude and not helpful. Everytime I ask for help it seems that everyone is in a bad mood.


HomeSnacks User

I like how big Atlanta Georgia is and how lively and nice this place is.

I like the roads and how busy and nice this place is.


HomeSnacks User

Sometimes I have to go to Atlanta for business. Every time I go, I see way to much crime and feel very uncomfortable in many areas of the city. I don't feel like it is a safe place to raise a family.

There are some good things about Atlanta such as the museums and restaurants. The part that stands out the most is the crime. I would not raise my family in Atlanta.


HomeSnacks User

I hate Atlanta. To start with the airport. It is so crowded, no good places to eat if you are stuck there, has no architectural charm. Invariably you arrive late as everything there is always backed up and then you have to change planes and take that stupid tram which is very time consuming. The only saving grace is that the connecting flight is frequently delayed.

I think besides the horrible airport the traffic is also quite crowded and the people drive like maniacs.


HomeSnacks User

Atlanta is a great town. You will never run out of things to do no matter how many times you visit and if you live here, there is always something going on from festivals to awesome sporting events to farmers' markets to shows. It is a mix of the good and bad and you have to be careful but it will be worth it if you just follow some simple personal safety and have a safe form of transportation.

Atlanta has more to do than you could ever do in a lifetime. There are events all the time from annual events like DragonCon and the Peachtree Road Race to sporting events such as the Falcons, Braves or the new Atlanta United. If you get tired of that, there are tons of museums and parks.

Atlanta does have some dangerous areas and there is a significant amount of crime so one has to be careful and mind your wallet and if you are considering using the Marta train system as a tourist, you may want to consider a safer form of travel such as car or Uber.


HomeSnacks User

Crime in downtown is really bad. Do not go there at night alone or at all really

traffic is terrible all across the city


HomeSnacks User

I feel like there is always something to do in Atlanta. You have several attractions- like Six Flags, Stone Mountain, World of Coca Cola. and so much more. It is also several eating places as well.

The traffic was crazy busy, the buildings downtime was nice.

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