Introduction to McDonough, Georgia

Located in Henry county, McDonough, Georgia, is 25 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

McDonough History

McDonough was established in the year 1823, named in honor of Thomas MacDonough, a naval officer. The community was founded on a traditional "town square" design. The city of McDonough holds a seat on Henry county, Georgia. Henry county was established in the year 1821 by the Georgia State Legislature. It was founded post the First Treaty of Indian Springs which allowed the land to be acquired from the Creek Indian Nation.

McDonough and nearby Attractions

  • Panola Mountain State Park
  • Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
  • Indian Springs State Park
  • Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
  • High Falls State Park
  • William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

Things To Do In McDonough

The city of McDonough is home to several museums such as the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame, Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, APEX Museum, and Center for Puppetry Arts. The region is dotted with churches, including the McDonough Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, and Wesley Methodist Church. The Henry County Library System is also in the area. Lake Spivey Golf Club, Georgia National Golf Club, and Cottonfields Golf Course are the area's local golf courses. The residents of McDonough also host the Geranium Festival every year in May.

McDonough Transportation

The closest airport to the city is The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

McDonough Higher Education

Higher education is available at Clayton College and State University and Georgia State University.


Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population


% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree


Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation


People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)

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

Mcdonough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 25 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Henry
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30252, 30253
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.447
Longitude -84.146

Mcdonough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 36.7 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
Hampton 7,188 $43,958
Jenkinsburg 342 $45,313
Locust Grove 5,666 $62,623
Lovejoy 6,450 $37,143
Stockbridge 27,328 $59,241
Sunny Side 94 $51,875

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

Mcdonough Public Libraries

Henry County Library System
Mcdonough, Georgia
(770) 954-2806

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Mcdonough High Schools

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Serves 1,991 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

Serves 1,419 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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