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Overview

Introduction to Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia, in De Kalb county, is 13 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area. About 7,145 people live in Stone Mountain.

Stone Mountain History

Stone Mountain was named after its exposed granite dome, which is the largest in North America and stimulated the city's economy as a tourist attraction. Stone Mountain was initially a village called New Gibraltar. In 1864, the Georgia Legislature officially changed its name to Stone Mountain.

Stone Mountain and nearby Attractions

  • APEX Museum
  • Stone Mountain Park
  • Tullie Smith Farm
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • Yellow River Game Ranch

Things To Do In Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park stretches across 3,200 acres and is a popular tourist attraction. A number of annual events and festivals are held there as well. Local festivals include the Yellow Daisy Festival, the Indian Festival & Pow Wow and the Stone Mountain Christmas. Other nearby attractions are the Yellow River Game Ranch, the Wren's Nest, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the Atlanta History Center and the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame.

Stone Mountain Transportation

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

Stone Mountain Higher Education

Colleges near Stone Mountain are Agnes Scott College, Atlanta Christian College and the Atlanta Metropolitan College.

People

Total Population 5,924
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,907
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 28.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.9%
Median Earnings25+ $31,579
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $4,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,045

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,422
% Above Poverty Level 77.5%
% Below Poverty Level 22.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 15.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.5%
Median Gross Rent $851
Median House Value $83,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.2%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 3.6%

Stone Mountain Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia
County De Kalb
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30083, 30087, 30088
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30086
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.808
Longitude -84.17

Stone Mountain 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 ALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance 15.2 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
Station COVINGTON
Distance 20.5 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
Station U OF GA PLANT SCI FARM
Distance 36.8 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Memorial Square (30083)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avondale Estates 2,777 $128,684
Clarkston 7,717 $31,322
Decatur 19,888 $117,193
Lilburn 12,162 $59,958
Lithonia 1,975 $34,600
Pine Lake 674 $61,375
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Stone Mountain High Schools

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STEPHENSON HIGH SCHOOL
701 STEPHENSON ROAD
678-676-4202
Serves 2,254 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

REDAN HIGH SCHOOL
5247 REDAN ROAD
678-676-3602
Serves 1,967 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

STONE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL
4555 CENTRAL DRIVE
678-676-6302
Serves 1,551 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

EAST DEKALB SPECIAL EDUCATION CENTER
5839 MEMORIAL DRIVE
678-676-2022
A Special Education School
Serves 308 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.1

DEKALB ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
5855 MEMORIAL DRIVE
404-292-6646
A Non-traditional School
Serves 256 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.7

EAST DEKALB CAMPUS
5839 MEMORIAL DRIVE
404-297-0880
A Special Education School
Serves 200 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

DEKALB ALTERNATIVE NIGHT SCHOOL
5855 MEMORIAL DRIVE
404-297-0936
A Non-traditional School
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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