Atlanta metropolitan area

most populous metro area in the US state of Georgia

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 ninth largest metro area in the United States. The Atlanta metropolitan area includes 29 counties in north Georgia. The US Census Bureau estimated that 5,457,831 people lived in the Atlanta metropolitan area in 2012.[2]

Metro Atlanta
Atlanta metropolitan area
Map of Metro Atlanta
Map of Metro Atlanta
Coordinates: 33°45′18″N 84°23′24″W / 33.75500°N 84.39000°W / 33.75500; -84.39000 title
CountryUnited States
Largest cityAtlanta
 • 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)
 (2012 Estimates)[1]
 • Density630/sq mi (243/km2)
 • Urban
4,515,419 (9th)
 • MSA
5,457,831 (9th)
 • CSA
6,092,295 (11th)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
300xx to 303xx
Area code(s)404, 770, 678, 470

References change

  1. "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 22 March 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2009.
  2. US Census Bureau, "Largest US Metropolitan Areas by Population, 1990-2010", in World Almanac and Book of Facts 2012, p. 612.