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Overview

Introduction to Conyers, Georgia

Conyers, Georgia, in Rockdale county, is 22 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area.

Conyers History

The present day city of Conyers was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The area was first settled in by Europeans around 1820. A blacksmith named John Holcomb was the first European settler of Conyers. The city was named after Dr. John Conyers, who sold his land to the Georgia Railroad for the construction of a train depot. The railroad began operating around 1845 and Conyers was incorporated in 1854. It became the county seat in 1870.

Conyers and nearby Attractions

  • Black Shoals Park
  • Monastery of the Holy Ghost
  • Johnson Park
  • Old Jail Museum
  • Lewis Vaughn Botanical Gardens
  • Zoo Atlanta Playspace

Things To Do In Conyers

While staying at Conyers, golfers, horse lovers and mountain bike enthusiasts can visit the Georgia International Horse Park to spend a day. You can also spend your leisure time at the various shops and historical sites of Olde Town Conyers. The city also includes a conservation park, the Panola Mountain State Park. In addition, you can visit the Big Haynes Creek Nature Center, Randy Poynter Lake at Black Shoals Park, the Covered Wooden Bridge or South Hicks Circle Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Conyers Village Shopping Center.

Conyers Transportation

Air transportation is available from William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Conyers Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Georgia Perimeter College, Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia State University.

People

Total Population 15,577
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 10.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,102
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 32.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,461
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,636
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,129

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,292
% Above Poverty Level 72.2%
% Below Poverty Level 27.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $874
Median House Value $97,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.5%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 3.7%

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

Conyers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 22 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia
County Rockdale
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30012, 30013, 30094
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.667
Longitude -84.017

Conyers 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 COVINGTON
Distance 7.5 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 WINDER 1 SSE
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station U OF GA PLANT SCI FARM
Distance 31.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Covington 13,507 $46,299
Jersey 126 $0
Lithonia 1,961 $35,234
Oxford 2,265 $47,361
Porterdale 1,890 $38,125
Stone Mountain 5,991 $39,302

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

Conyers Public Libraries

Library
Conyers-rockdale Library System
864 GREEN STREET
Conyers, Georgia
(770) 388-5041
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Conyers Hospitals

ROCKDALE MEDICAL CENTER, INC
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1412 MILSTEAD AVENUE, NE
(770) 918-3146
Emergency Service: Yes

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HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL
2400 GRANADE ROAD
770-483-5428
Serves 1,489 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

SALEM HIGH SCHOOL
3551 UNDERWOOD ROAD
770-929-0176
Serves 1,444 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

ROCKDALE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1174 BULLDOG CIRCLE
770-483-8754
Serves 1,426 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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