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Old 11-09-2021, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta (Sandy Springs), by way of Macon, GA
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What are the 10 largest cities in Georgia (when including zip codes/unincorporated areas)?

I'd guess somewhere like Marietta and Decatur would become 2 and 3 after Atlanta.
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Old 11-09-2021, 06:00 PM
 
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When the entire mailing area is included, the 10 largest cities in Georgia are: Atlanta, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Columbus, Augusta, Decatur, Macon, Savannah, Cumming and Athens.

And as an honorable mention, Gainesville appears to be in a not-too-distant 11th place.
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Old 11-10-2021, 12:38 PM
 
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Actually Alpharetta and Sandy Springs would outrank Columbus and Augusta if using zip codes
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Old 11-10-2021, 01:55 PM
 
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It's Interesting but often arbitrary. USPS sets up individual POs mostly for the convenience of USPS. A specific zip code prefix might or might not ”control” areas we'd associate with a larger city. Some very small independent muncipalities still have their own post office, while others don't (or lost it due to consolidation).

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Old 11-10-2021, 03:37 PM
 
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Since when did Columbus pass Augusta????
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Old 11-10-2021, 10:34 PM
 
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Since when did Columbus pass Augusta????
Since the latest census. Augusta's population has been stagnant for the past 25 years. Columbus grew at a much faster rate over the last decade and surpassed Augusta in the latest census.
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Old 11-12-2021, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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When the entire mailing area is included, the 10 largest cities in Georgia are: Atlanta, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Columbus, Augusta, Decatur, Macon, Savannah, Cumming and Athens.

And as an honorable mention, Gainesville appears to be in a not-too-distant 11th place.
This is why people assume Marietta feels larger than 60,000 people. The city feels much larger because of the unincorporated areas...probably around 300,000 people honestly.
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Old 11-12-2021, 05:06 AM
 
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This is why people assume Marietta feels larger than 60,000 people. The city feels much larger because of the unincorporated areas...probably around 300,000 people honestly.
Yep. The entire area with a Marietta mailing address (which includes no fewer than 7 standard mailing zip codes, is served by about 9 public high schools, and encompasses a land area of about 140 square miles) appears to be inhabited by 302,309 residents as of a most recent count (presumably the 2020 Census).
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