Introduction to Newnan, Georgia

Newnan, Georgia, in Coweta county, is 34 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta area. There are 16,242 residents in Newnan.

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.


Total Population 34,457
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 14,592
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 47.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.7%
Median Earnings25+ $37,004
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,942
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,361


Median Family Income $64,615
% Above Poverty Level 78%
% Below Poverty Level 22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 28.6%
Median Gross Rent $932
Median House Value $178,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.8%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 5.9%

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


  • 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
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
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 3,105 $52,463
Moreland 428 $60,417
Peachtree City 34,701 $102,707
Sharpsburg 459 $83,500
Turin 427 $82,188

Newnan Hospitals

(770) 304-4053
Emergency Service: Yes

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