Atlanta, Texas

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Atlanta, Texas
City
Location of Atlanta, Texas
Location of Atlanta, Texas
Cass County Atlanta.svg
Coordinates: 33°7′6″N 94°10′0″W / 33.11833°N 94.16667°W / 33.11833; -94.16667Coordinates: 33°7′6″N 94°10′0″W / 33.11833°N 94.16667°W / 33.11833; -94.16667
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCass City Type: Rural/City
Area
 • Total11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)
 • Land10.9 sq mi (28.3 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation259 ft (79 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total5,745
 • Density525.4/sq mi (202.9/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code75551
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-04516[1]
GNIS feature ID1372354[2]
 
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Atlanta, Texas
City
Location of Atlanta, Texas
Location of Atlanta, Texas
Cass County Atlanta.svg
Coordinates: 33°7′6″N 94°10′0″W / 33.11833°N 94.16667°W / 33.11833; -94.16667Coordinates: 33°7′6″N 94°10′0″W / 33.11833°N 94.16667°W / 33.11833; -94.16667
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCass City Type: Rural/City
Area
 • Total11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)
 • Land10.9 sq mi (28.3 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation259 ft (79 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total5,745
 • Density525.4/sq mi (202.9/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code75551
Area code(s)903
FIPS code48-04516[1]
GNIS feature ID1372354[2]

Atlanta is a city in Cass County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,745.

History[edit]

Atlanta was named after Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

Geography[edit]

Atlanta is located at 33°7′6″N 94°10′0″W / 33.11833°N 94.16667°W / 33.11833; -94.16667 (33.118228, -94.166537).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.1 square miles (29 km2), of which, 10.9 square miles (28 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.17%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,745 people, 2,254 households, and 1,571 families residing in the city. The population density was 525.4 people per square mile (202.9/km²). There were 2,556 housing units at an average density of 233.8 per square mile (90.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.13% White, 29.23% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 2,254 households, of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $32,679. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $19,715 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,013. About 19.0% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.4% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The City of Atlanta is served by the Atlanta Independent School District and is home to the Atlanta Rabbits.

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Atlanta has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

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