Latest Data (2017)
Population 486,290
Nationwide Rank 38

Quick Facts

Atlanta, Georgia is the 38th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Atlanta, Georgia is a city.

Atlanta, Georgia is currently 2.1% smaller than it was in 1970, the year of its peak recorded population.

Atlanta, Georgia's growth is about average. 54% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Atlanta, Georgia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 641,676 32.4%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 621,349 12.1%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 611,648 -5.7%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,351 -0.2%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 558,545 23.9%
33 Tucson, Arizona 535,677 9.4%
34 Fresno, California 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento, California 501,901 22.6%
36 Mesa, Arizona 496,401 23.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 488,943 10.5%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 486,290 15.4%
39 Long Beach, California 469,450 1.5%
40 Omaha, Nebraska 466,893 13.9%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 464,758 60.1%
42 Colorado Springs, Colorado 464,474 28.2%
43 Miami, Florida 463,347 27.5%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 450,435 5.6%
45 Oakland, California 425,195 6.1%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 422,331 10.4%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 401,800 2.2%
48 Arlington, Texas 396,394 18.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 486,290 38
2016 472,522 38
2015 463,878 39
2014 456,002 39
2013 447,841 40
2012 443,775 40
2011 431,740 40
2010 420,003 40
2009 540,922 33
2008 537,385 33
2007 519,569 33
2006 498,208 34
2005 483,108 34
2004 468,839 35
2003 457,068 37
2002 442,947 39
2001 431,321 39
2000 421,323 40
1990 393,760 38
1980 425,022 29
1970 496,973 27
1960 487,455 24
1950 331,314 33
1940 302,288 28
1930 270,366 32
1920 200,616 33
1910 154,839 31
1900 89,872 43
1890 65,533 42
1880 37,409 49
1870 21,789 61
1860 9,554 99