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
Country United States
State Texas
County Cass City Type: Rural/City
Area
 • Total 11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)
 • Land 10.9 sq mi (28.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 259 ft (79 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,745
 • Density 525.4/sq mi (202.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75551
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-04516[1]
GNIS feature ID 1372354[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]

  • Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (1892-1926) was an American civil aviator. She was born in Atlanta, raised in Waxahachie, Texas. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license.
  • Drew Stubbs, center-fielder for the Colorado Rockies. Stubbs graduated from Atlanta High School in 2003. He was a three-time All-American in baseball and two-time academic All-American at the University of Texas. He hit a game-winning triple for Team USA in the 2004 FISU II World University Baseball Championship game in Taiwan. Stubbs was the Longhorns' co-MVP, named Big 12 co-Player of the Year and one of 5 finalists for the Golden Spikes Award in 2006. Stubbs was the first round pick (8th overall) of the Cincinnati Reds in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft. Stubbs made his major league debut on August 19, 2009. In his second game, he hit a game-winning home run to beat the San Francisco Giants.
  • Scott Joplin, world-famous composer from the Atlanta area, born in Linden, Texas, had a band in the Queen City area appropriately named the Queen City Troupe, before moving to New York. Wrote "The Entertainer" and other widely known compositions.

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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