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Overview

Introduction to College Park, Georgia

College Park, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 7 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Atlanta metropolitan area.

College Park History

College Park was originally called Manchester. It was founded in 1890 and incorporated five years later. In 1896, it was named the City of College Park because the area was once home to Cox College.

College Park and nearby Attractions

  • Lakewood Park
  • Brown Mills Golf Course
  • Braves Museum & Hall of Fame
  • Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
  • Spelman College: Museum of Fine Art
  • Cowart Lake

Things To Do In College Park

College Park has two recreation centers, the Hugh C. Conley Recreation Center and the Wayman & Bessie Brady Recreation Center. These centers are well-equipped and provide facilities like gymnasiums and basketball courts. The city also has four well facilitated parks and a nine-hole municipal golf course. The historic district of College Park is the fourth largest in Georgia, with 867 structures mentioned on the National Register for Historic Places.

College Park Transportation

William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is nearby.

College Park Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Atlanta Technical College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morris Brown College.

People

Total Population 14,026
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 7.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,470
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 23%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.3%
Median Earnings25+ $24,855
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,185
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,711

Wealth

Median Family Income $30,540
% Above Poverty Level 61.6%
% Below Poverty Level 38.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 23.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.5%
Median Gross Rent $763
Median House Value $159,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 75.6%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 1.3%

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

College Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Fulton
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30337, 30349
Phone Area Codes 404
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.653
Longitude -84.449

College Park 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 ATLANTA HARTSFIELD AP
Distance 1.7 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
Station NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 23.8 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 EXPERIMENT
Distance 28.4 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
East Point 35,357 $38,546
Forest Park 18,953 $37,035
Hapeville 6,649 $47,516
Lake City 2,650 $45,298
Riverdale 15,650 $41,288
Union City 20,459 $37,968

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

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College Park High Schools

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NORTH CLAYTON HIGH SCHOOL
1525 NORMAN DRIVE
770-994-4035
Serves 1,477 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

BANNEKER HIGH SCHOOL
5935 FELDWOOD ROAD
770-969-3410
Serves 1,356 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

MCCLARIN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
3605 MAIN STREET
404-669-8080
A Non-traditional School
Serves 475 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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