Atlanta metropolitan area

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Metropolitan Atlanta
Metro Atlanta
Midtown Atlanta in April 2016
Midtown Atlanta in April 2016
Atlanta–Athens-Clarke County–Sandy Springs, GA–AL CSA
Country United States
State Georgia
 • Metro
8,376 sq mi (21,694 km2)
 • CSA10,494.03 sq mi (27,179.4 km2)
606–3,288 ft (185–1,002 m)
 (2023 estimates)
 • Density624/sq mi (243/km2)
 • Urban
5,100,112 (9th)
 • Metro6,307,261 (6th)
 • CSA7,221,137 (10th)
 • MSA$525.9 billion (2022)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
300xx to 303xx
Area codes404/678/470/943 inside the perimeter 770/678/470/943 outside the perimeter

The Atlanta metropolitan area is an area around the city of Atlanta. The United States Office of Management and Budget calls the area the "Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area". It is also unofficially known as Metro Atlanta. More people live in the Atlanta metropolitan area than any other metro area in Georgia. It is the sixth largest metro area in the United States. The Atlanta metropolitan area includes 29 counties in north Georgia. The US Census Bureau estimated that 6,307,261 people lived in the Atlanta metropolitan area in 2023.[2] The City of Atlanta, however, is only the 38th largest in the U.S., with an population of 498,715 in the 2020 Census.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "List of 2020 Census Urban Areas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 8, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Population Totals: 2020-2023". United States Census Bureau. March 14, 2024. Retrieved March 15, 2024.
  3. "Total Gross Domestic Product for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (MSA)".
  4. "QuickFacts: Atlanta city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 22, 2024.