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Atlanta: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 2,233,000

1990: 2,959,500

2000: 4,112,198

Percent change, 1990–2000: 38.9%

U.S. rank in 1980: 16th

U.S. rank in 1990: 12th

U.S. rank in 2000: 11th

City Residents

1980: 425,022

1990: 393,929

2000: 416,474

2003 estimate: 423,019

Percent change, 1990–2000: 5.8%

U.S. rank in 1980: 29th

U.S. rank in 1990: 36th (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 2000: 48th

Density: 3,161.2 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 138,352

Black or African American: 255,689

American Indian and Alaska Native: 765

Asian: 8,046

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 173

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 18,720

Other: 8,272

Percent of residents born in state: 58.5% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 26,666

Population 5 to 9 years old: 27,386

Population 10 to 14 years old: 25,023

Population 15 to 19 years old: 30,048

Population 20 to 24 years old: 39,157

Population 25 to 34 years old: 82,083

Population 35 to 44 years old: 64,632

Population 45 to 54 years old: 50,178

Population 55 to 59 years old: 17,164

Population 60 to 64 years old: 13,602

Population 65 to 74 years old: 20,855

Population 75 to 84 years old: 13,649

Population 85 years and older: 6,031

Median age: 31.9 years

Births (2003, Fulton County)

Total number: 13,013

Deaths (2003, Fulton County)

Total number: 5,917 (of which, 106 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $25,772

Median household income: $34,770

Total households: 168,341

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 28,669

$10,000 to $14,999: 12,267

$15,000 to $24,999: 23,191

$25,000 to $34,999: 20,403

$35,000 to $49,999: 21,704

$50,000 to $74,999: 23,819

$75,000 to $99,999: 12,859

$100,000 to $149,999: 12,398

$150,000 to $199,999: 4,475

$200,000 or more: 8,556

Percent of families below poverty level: 21.3% (56.8% of which were female householder families in poverty)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 49,451


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