dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Doraville, Georgia

Doraville, Georgia, in De Kalb county, is 5 miles E of Sandy Springs, Georgia and 11 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Doraville History

Doraville was originally a Creek Indian territory. In 1821, the Indian chiefs gave the U.S government a huge stretch of land, extending from the Chattahoochee to Ocmulgee Rivers. For its first 75 years, it was an area with very sparse population and poor growth. After the Second World War, however, Doraville's progress was expedited and its population increased. Doraville was name after Dora Jack, the daughter of an officer in the railroad department.

Doraville and nearby Attractions

  • Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • Mountain Park Aquatic Center and Activity Building

Things To Do In Doraville

Local museums include the High Museum of Art, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the Marietta History Museum and the Atlanta Cyclorama Museum, which houses one of the largest ever oil painting depicting the Civil War. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the Mountain Park Aquatic Center are nearby as well.

Doraville Transportation

William Hartsfield Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Doraville Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University and Clarke Atlanta University.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,348
Male Share of the Population56.3%
Female Share of the Population43.7%
Senior Citizens5.1%
Employed Population 16+5,352
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married41.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,214
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,648
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,564

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,111
% Above Poverty Level81.4%
% Below Poverty Level18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone24.2%
Median Gross Rent$962
Median House Value$143,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)78.7%
English5.3%
German3.3%
Irish1.8%
African1.7%
West Indian1.3%
Italian1%
US Virgin Isl0.9%
Scottish0.6%
Arab0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Ghanaian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Sudanese0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
British0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Estonian0.1%
South African0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
+ Show More

Doraville Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeKalb County, Fulton County
Standard Zip Codes30340, 30360
P.O. Box Zip Codes30362
Phone Area Codes678,470,770, 404
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.89
Approximate Longitude-84.25

Doraville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationDALLAS 7 NE
Distance27.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationCOVINGTON
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chamblee27,862$48,476
Clarkston12,594$30,367
Dunwoody48,128$112,733
Norcross16,293$42,620
Pine Lake644$47,273
Sandy Springs102,212$105,271

Doraville Public Schools

Cary Reynolds Elementary School
3498 Pine St
ZIP: 30340
(678) 676-6802
Primary
Total Enrollment 1161
Evansdale Elementary School
2914 Evans Woods Dr
ZIP: 30340
(678) 874-2702
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Oakcliff Elementary School
3151 Willow Oak Way
ZIP: 30340
(678) 676-3102
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
Pleasantdale Elementary School
3695 Northlake Dr
ZIP: 30340
(678) 874-3502
Primary
Total Enrollment 743
Hightower Elementary School
4236 Tilly Mill Rd
ZIP: 30360
(678) 676-7302
Primary
Total Enrollment 832
Sources :
Study Online in Doraville
Additional Resources
Info for Doraville Government Officials


Are you an official in the Doraville government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.