Demographics

Population City of Atlanta Georgia
Population, 2012 443,775 9,915,646
Population, 2010 420,279 9,687,663
Race and Ethnicity, 2010 City of Atlanta Georgia
White alone 38.4% 59.7%
Black or African American alone 54.0% 30.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.2% 0.3%
Asian alone 3.1% 3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone Z 0.1%
Two or More Races 2.0% 2.1%
Hispanic or Latino 5.2% 8.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 36.3% 55.9%
Foreign born and Languages other than English spoken at home, 2008-2012 City of Atlanta Georgia
Foreign born persons 7.8% 9.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+ 10.8% 13.1%
Educational Attainment, 2008-2012 City of Atlanta Georgia
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 87.4% 84.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 46.2% 27.8%
Housing, 2008-2012 City of Atlanta Georgia
Housing units 224,573 4,088,801
Homeownership rate 46.0% 66.0%
Housing units in multi-unit structures 54.2% 20.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units $219,900 $156,400
Households 179,004 3,508,477
Persons per household 2.22 2.7
Income, 2008-2012 City of Atlanta Georgia
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars) $35,719 $25,309
Median household income $46,146 $49,604
Persons below poverty level, percent 24.3% 17.4%
Business, 2007 City of Atlanta Georgia
Total number of firms 50,970 901,105
Black-owned firms 30.9% 20.4%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms 0.6% 0.7%
Asian-owned firms 4.4% 5.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms F 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms 2.4% 3.6%
Women-owned firms 33.4% 30.9%
Manufacturers shipments ($1000) 5,304,252 144,280,774
Merchant wholesaler sales ($1000) 7,523,615 141,962,359
Retail sales ($1000) 5,594,126 117,516,907
Retail sales per capita $10,767 $12,326
Accommodation and food services sales ($1000) 2,743,688 16,976,235

Source: US Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts