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Overview

Introduction to Newnan, Georgia

Newnan, Georgia, in Coweta county, is 34 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta area.

Newnan History

Newnan was founded in 1828 as the county seat of Coweta County. It was named after General Daniel Newnan of North Carolina. It developed rapidly mainly due to its thriving cotton industry. The town was witness to the trial of a rich landowner, John Wallace, in 1948. Wallace was convicted of murder through the testimony of two African-Americans. The trail inspired a book as well as a television movie.

Newnan and nearby Attractions

  • Caswell House
  • Oak Grove Plantation and Gardens
  • Male Academy Museum
  • Newnan Country Club
  • Summergrove Country Club
  • Canongate on White Oak

Things To Do In Newnan

The Caswell House is one of the few museums in Georgia that focuses mainly on African American History. The Newnan Theatre Company produce around 10 shows throughout the year. The city also offers facilities for the enjoyment of recreational activities like baseball, tennis, softball, soccer, dancing, pottery, yoga and karate.

Newnan Transportation

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

Newnan Higher Education

The State University of West Georgia, Clayton College and State University and Atlanta Technical College provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 35,224
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 9.6%
Employed Population 16+ 14,766
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 48.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29%
Median Earnings25+ $37,591
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,579
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,770

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,446
% Above Poverty Level 77.4%
% Below Poverty Level 22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $919
Median House Value $178,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 6.5%

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

Newnan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 34 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Coweta
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30263, 30265
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30264, 30271
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.38
Longitude -84.799

Newnan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 4.9 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
Station GREENVILLE
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 55 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Station EXPERIMENT
Distance 30.9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Newnan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Raymond (30263)

Shenandoah (30265)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grantville 3,124 $60,759
Moreland 379 $62,143
Peachtree City 34,868 $100,762
Sharpsburg 538 $100,000
Turin 412 $97,900

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

Newnan Hospitals

NEWNAN HOSPITAL WEST
(Proprietary)
60 HOSPITAL ROAD
(770) 304-4053
Emergency Service: Yes

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Newnan High Schools

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NEWNAN HIGH SCHOOL
190 LAGRANGE STREET
770-254-2880
Serves 1,846 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL
3220 FISCHER ROAD
770-463-5585
Serves 1,303 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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