This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Atlanta has a very low population density. Atlanta is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Atlanta, GA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Atlanta, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Atlanta has a population density of 4,020, with 529,589 current residents.
Out of the 529,589 current residents, 50% are male and 49% are female. 35% of the residents are married and 64% are single.
- 59% Sun
- 53% Rain
- 0% Snow
61°F average temperature
- 37 years Median home age
- $184,240 Median home price
- -10.95% Home appreciation rate
- 11.23% Annual property tax
As for living in Atlanta, the air quality is 6% and the weather, on average, is 59% sunny, 53% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 61°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Atlanta, you should know that 37.3% of homes are owned while 49% of homes are rented, and 13.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $184,240, the median age of homes is 37 years, the annual home appreciation is -10.95% and the annual property tax is 11.23%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)10
When looking at the community of Atlanta, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Atlanta’s crime rate is 10 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Atlanta is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 67.06% Democratic, 32.08% Republican, and 0.86% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:14
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
77%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
14%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Atlanta, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.10% of residents are unemployed in Atlanta (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Atlanta residents: 17.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 23.66% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.2% are in the customer service field, 25.6% are in the sales field, 0.22% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 77.31%, 3.68% of residents have an associate’s degree, 21.50% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 14.07% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Atlanta, you should be aware that the average commute time is 30 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Atlanta have a few different options. 64% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 15% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.