Introduction to East Point, Georgia

East Point, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 5 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta area. There are 39,595 residents in East Point.

East Point History

The present day city of East Point was originally formed in 1870 with only 16 families. The White Hickory Manufacturing Company, founded by B.M. Blount and L.M. Hill, was one of the earliest buildings of the city. In fact, L.M. Hill became the first mayor of the city. Telephone connection first came in East Point in 1884 and city received its first charter in 1887.

East Point and nearby Attractions

  • East Point Velodrome
  • Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry
  • Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum
  • Georgia Aquarium

Things To Do In East Point

The city includes several parks, including the Sumner Park, Grayson Field, Chris Stacks Field, Sykes Park, Jefferson Park and Brookdale Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at Tri-Cities Plaza Shopping Center. The CNN studio is also nearby, and regular tours of the building are available.

East Point Transportation

William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

East Point Higher Education

Atlanta Christian College is the local college. Atlanta Technical College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and Morris Brown College are also nearby.


Total Population 35,070
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 14,694
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 24.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25%
Median Earnings25+ $28,736
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,658
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,308


Median Family Income $39,433
% Above Poverty Level 72.9%
% Below Poverty Level 27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 18.5%


People Living Alone 35.8%
Median Gross Rent $903
Median House Value $94,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.3%
US/American 0%
English 1.6%
Irish 2.1%

East Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Fulton
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30344
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30364
Phone Area Codes 404
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.679
Longitude -84.439

East Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 89 F
Oct Temp 53 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 23.6 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 NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlanta 440,641 $58,208
College Park 14,019 $29,668
Forest Park 18,783 $34,834
Hapeville 6,611 $55,305
Lake City 2,631 $44,076
Riverdale 15,496 $40,604

East Point Hospitals

(404) 305-3550
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 2,022 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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