Introduction to Powder Springs, Georgia

Powder Springs, Georgia, in Cobb county, is 9 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia and 18 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Powder Springs has a population of 12,481.

Powder Springs History

Powder Springs was originally incorporated in 1838 as Springville. The first settlers came to this area in search of gold, as it had been discovered in Georgia about ten years earlier. Springville was renamed Powder Springs in 1859. The name referred to the seven springs that could be found within the boundaries of the city. The water of these springs contains around 26 different minerals that turn the sand in the surrounding area black, just like gun powder.

Powder Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Wild Horse Creek Park
  • Sweetwater Creek Park
  • Seven Springs Museum
  • Cumberland Creek Country Club
  • Seven Springs Museum
  • Wild Horse Creek Park

Things To Do In Powder Springs

The downtown area offers unique dining and shopping opportunities, as it has an interesting and eclectic mix of restaurants and shops. The Seven Springs Museum is another interesting place in Powder Springs. It has a vast collection of photographs and artifacts representing the history of the area. The city also maintains around 243 acres of parkland.

Powder Springs Transportation

The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is nearby.

Powder Springs Higher Education

Life University, Southern Polytechnic State University, Chattahoochee Technical College and Kennesaw State University are nearby.


Total Population 14,462
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,041
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 49.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $64,747
% Above Poverty Level 81.3%
% Below Poverty Level 18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,086
Median House Value $129,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 5.5%

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

Powder Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Cobb
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30127
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.859
Longitude -84.683

Powder Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 9.4 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 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 71 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Distance 24.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Austell 6,994 $61,218
Douglasville 31,917 $54,186
Hiram 3,681 $60,968
Lithia Springs 17,246 $44,160
Marietta 58,906 $54,071
Smyrna 53,829 $81,213

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

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