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Overview

Introduction to Powder Springs, Georgia

Powder Springs, Georgia, in Cobb county, is 9 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia and 18 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Powder Springs has a population of 12,481.

Powder Springs History

Powder Springs was originally incorporated in 1838 as Springville. The first settlers came to this area in search of gold, as it had been discovered in Georgia about ten years earlier. Springville was renamed Powder Springs in 1859. The name referred to the seven springs that could be found within the boundaries of the city. The water of these springs contains around 26 different minerals that turn the sand in the surrounding area black, just like gun powder.

Powder Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Wild Horse Creek Park
  • Sweetwater Creek Park
  • Seven Springs Museum
  • Cumberland Creek Country Club
  • Seven Springs Museum
  • Wild Horse Creek Park

Things To Do In Powder Springs

The downtown area offers unique dining and shopping opportunities, as it has an interesting and eclectic mix of restaurants and shops. The Seven Springs Museum is another interesting place in Powder Springs. It has a vast collection of photographs and artifacts representing the history of the area. The city also maintains around 243 acres of parkland.

Powder Springs Transportation

The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is nearby.

Powder Springs Higher Education

Life University, Southern Polytechnic State University, Chattahoochee Technical College and Kennesaw State University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,596
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+6,423
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married50.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.9%
Median Earnings25+$39,897
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,045

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,241
% Above Poverty Level85.5%
% Below Poverty Level14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone20.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,081
Median House Value$139,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.8%
English6.7%
African5.4%
Irish4.6%
German4.4%
West Indian3%
Jamaican2.3%
French Except Basque2.3%
Italian2.1%
Scottish1.4%
Ethiopian0.8%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Arab0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Kenyan0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Basque0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Czech0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Powder Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cobb County
Standard Zip Codes30127
Phone Area Codes470,678,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.86
Approximate Longitude-84.68

Powder Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDALLAS 7 NE
Distance9.4 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
StationALLATOONA DAM 2
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 71 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance24.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Austell7,056$61,070
Douglasville32,317$61,592
Hiram3,751$64,948
Lithia Springs17,743$47,813
Marietta59,714$58,134
Smyrna54,788$83,498

Powder Springs Public Schools

Kemp Elementary School
865 Corner Rd
ZIP: 30127
(678) 594-8158
Primary
Total Enrollment 1023
Mceachern High School
2400 New Macland Rd
ZIP: 30127
(770) 222-3710
High
Total Enrollment 2239
Tapp Middle School
3900 Macedonia Rd
ZIP: 30127
(770) 222-3758
Middle
Total Enrollment 769
J. A. Dobbins Middle School
637 Williams Lake Rd
ZIP: 30127
(770) 443-4835
Middle
Total Enrollment 793
Compton Elementary School
3450 New Macland Rd
ZIP: 30127
(770) 222-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Vaughan Elementary School
5950 Nichols Rd
ZIP: 30127
(678) 594-8298
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Still Elementary School
870 Casteel Rd
ZIP: 30127
(678) 594-8287
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Varner Elementary School
4761 Gaydon Rd
ZIP: 30127
(770) 222-3775
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Bessie L. Baggett Elementary
948 Williams Lake Rd
ZIP: 30127
(678) 460-1570
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Powder Springs Elementary School
4570 Grady Grier Dr
ZIP: 30127
(770) 222-3746
Primary
Total Enrollment 798
Hendricks Elementary School
5243 Meadows Rd
ZIP: 30127
(770) 819-2387
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Lovinggood Middle School
3825 Luther Ward Rd
ZIP: 30127
(678) 331-3015
Middle
Total Enrollment 1428
Hillgrove High School
4165 Luther Ward Rd
ZIP: 30127
(678) 331-3961
High
Total Enrollment 2301

Powder Springs Private Schools

Youth Christian School
4967 Brownsville Rd
ZIP: 30127
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 133
Praise Academy
4052 Hiram Lithia Springs Rd
ZIP: 30127
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 243
Trinity Chapel Academy
4665 Macland Rd
ZIP: 30127
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 278
Jubilee Christian Preparatory Academy
3000 Macedonia Rd
ZIP: 30127
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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