Overview

Introduction to Atlanta, Texas

Atlanta, Texas, in Cass county, is 47 miles NW of Shreveport, Louisiana (center to center) and 154 miles E of Dallas, Texas.

Atlanta History

This town was founded in 1971, when the Texas and Pacific Railway was established. It was named Atlanta because many of the new settlers were from Atlanta, Georgia. The first post office was built in 1871. Until 1890, the area flourished as a result of the local lumber industry. In 1929, the town was incorporated. The Rodessa oilfield, which opened in 1935, shielded the city from the worst consequences of the Great Depression. Today, the town's growth is fueled by agriculture, forestry, tourism, and the oil industry.

Atlanta and Nearby Attractions

  • Millwood State Park
  • Clinton Birthplace
  • Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum
  • Discovery Place
  • Old Washington Historic State Park

Things To Do In Atlanta

The Discovery Place features a sound wall, a costume theatre, and other sound equipment. Auto related exhibits pertaining to the region are displayed at the Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum. Steam train rides are available from the Jefferson Railway Depot. Situated on Lake Wright Patman Dam, the Atlanta State Park offers swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, biking, and camping opportunities. A town with courthouses, weapons museum, and blacksmith's shop has been preserved since the 19th century at the Old Washington Historic State Park.

Atlanta Transportation

Shreveport Regional Airport is nearby.

Atlanta Higher Education

Texas A&M University - Texarkana, Texarkana College, and Southern University at Shreveport are located close to Atlanta.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,523
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens23.6%
Employed Population 16+2,332
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,866
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,728

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,293
% Above Poverty Level71.7%
% Below Poverty Level28.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$718
Median House Value$90,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.2%
English8.3%
Irish7.8%
German5.9%
Dutch1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Czech0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Italian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
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Atlanta Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCass County
Standard Zip Codes75551
Phone Area Codes4,30,903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.11
Approximate Longitude-94.16

Atlanta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWRIGHT PATMAN DM & LK
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationTEXARKANA
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationTEXARKANA WEBB FIELD
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp54 to 75 F
Jul Temp73 to 93 F
Oct Temp55 to 77 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomburg562$34,696
Douglassville237$0
Linden2,088$43,783
Queen City1,634$53,170
Texarkana37,277$55,309

Atlanta Public Libraries

Atlanta Public Library
101 W HIRAM ST
Atlanta, Texas
(903) 796-2112

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Atlanta Hospitals

Atlanta Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1007 South William Street

Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta El
902 Abc Ln
ZIP: 75551
(903) 796-7164
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Atlanta H S
705 Rabbit Blvd
ZIP: 75551
(903) 796-4411
High
Total Enrollment 555
Atlanta Middle
600 High School Ln
ZIP: 75551
(903) 796-7928
Middle
Total Enrollment 518
Atlanta Pri
505 Rabbit Blvd
ZIP: 75551
(903) 796-8115
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Corrective Behavior Ctr
309 Buckner St
ZIP: 75551
(903) 799-1044
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