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Atlanta, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Atlanta Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Montmorency County at latitude 44.9992 and longitude -84.1586. Montmorency County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

The formal official name is the Atlanta Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Atlanta, Michigan.

The U5 Census Class Code for Atlanta indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Atlanta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles.

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Atlanta, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 815
Population in Households 788
Population in Familes 596
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 248
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 359
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 286 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 217 (37.7%)
Median Home Value $67,544
Average Home Value $68,269


Median Household Income $29,339
Average Household Income $39,338
Per Capita Income $17,848
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.34% -0.62%
Households -0.07% -0.56%
Families 0.11% -0.75%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Atlanta, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlanta to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 473 32nd
Population Density1 # 609 12th
Diversity Index2 # 657 5th
Median Household Income # 652 6th
Per Capita Income # 586 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.