Introduction to Stockbridge, Georgia

Stockbridge, Georgia, in Henry county, is 16 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Stockbridge's population is 9,853.

Stockbridge History

This area was first settled by Europeans in 1829, when the Concord Methodist Church was organized. The first post office in this area was established in 1829, and it was incorporated as a town in 1895. During the August of 1920, Stockbridge was incorporated as a city and likely named after Thomas Stock, the President of the Georgia State Senate during the 1820s.

Stockbridge and nearby Attractions

  • Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • Panola Mountain State Park
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Atlanta Cyclorama
  • Collins Hill Aquatic Center

Things To Do In Stockbridge

Local art museums include the High Museum of Art, the Center for Puppetry Arts and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. CNN Studios, the Atlanta Zoo, the World of Coca-Cola and the Atlanta Botanical Garden are all accessible from Stockbridge. The Southerness Golf Club is nearby as well.

Stockbridge Transportation

William B.Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is nearby.

Stockbridge Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Clayton State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Morris Brown College, the Atlanta Metropolitan College, Georgia State University, Luther Rice University and Emory University.


Total Population 27,328
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 9.3%
Employed Population 16+ 11,521
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 45%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,386
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,178
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,654


Median Family Income $59,241
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%


People Living Alone 18%
Median Gross Rent $1,011
Median House Value $119,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.4%
US/American 0%
English 2.4%
Irish 4.6%

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

Stockbridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Henry
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30281
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.544
Longitude -84.233

Stockbridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 13 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 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Distance 19.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Forest Park 18,953 $37,035
Jonesboro 4,669 $35,995
Lake City 2,650 $45,298
Lovejoy 6,450 $37,143
McDonough 22,830 $53,173
Morrow 6,982 $57,687

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

Stockbridge Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(770) 389-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Stockbridge High Schools

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Serves 1,726 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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Serves 215 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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