Introduction to Chamblee, Georgia

Chamblee, Georgia, in De Kalb county, is 5 miles SE of Sandy Springs, Georgia, and 11 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Chamblee's population is 9,552.

Chamblee History

Chamblee, which is one of the eight cities located in Dekalb County, was incorporated in 1908. Chamblee's early economy largely depended on its countless dairy farms, but major industrial growth occurred after the Second World War. Chamblee was named after an African American railroad worker and early petitioner of the city.

Chamblee and nearby Attractions

  • APEX Museum
  • Barrington Hall
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Mountain Park Aquatic Center and Activity Building
  • Malibu Grand Prix Family Entertainment Center

Things To Do In Chamblee

The High Museum of Art is a popular local art museum. Local museums and historical spots include the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Marietta History Museum. The Georgia Aquarium, the Atlanta Zoo and the Yellow River Game Ranch are all accessible from Chamblee as well.

Chamblee Transportation

William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is nearby.

Chamblee Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the Interactive College of Technology, Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University and Clark Atlanta University.


Total Population 27,654
Male Share of the Population 56.8%
Female Share of the Population 43.2%
Senior Citizens 6.1%
Employed Population 16+ 16,054
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 38.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.2%
Median Earnings25+ $30,337
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,876
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,112


Median Family Income $46,932
% Above Poverty Level 71.4%
% Below Poverty Level 28.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 11.7%


People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $998
Median House Value $210,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.3%
Irish 6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chamblee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Sandy Springs, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County De Kalb
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30341
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30366
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.891
Longitude -84.298

Chamblee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarkston 11,990 $32,359
Decatur 20,605 $126,894
Doraville 10,650 $40,192
Dunwoody 47,727 $105,979
Norcross 16,103 $40,131
Sandy Springs 100,691 $99,907

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 1,336 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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