|Motto: A great place to grow and prosper|
Location in Clayton County and the state of Georgia
|• Total||2.62 sq mi (6.78 km2)|
|• Land||2.59 sq mi (6.72 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)|
|Elevation||951 ft (290 m)|
|• Density||2,475/sq mi (955.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0317440|
Lovejoy is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 6,422, up from 2,495 at the 2000 census. During the American Civil War, it was the site of the Battle of Lovejoy's Station during the Atlanta Campaign of 1864.
Lovejoy is located in southern Clayton County at  It is bordered by Henry County to the south and the unincorporated community of Bonanza to the north. U.S. Routes 19 and 41 pass through the western part of Lovejoy, leading north 24 miles (39 km) to downtown Atlanta and south 14 miles (23 km) to Griffin.(33.444164, -84.315105).
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,495 people, 491 households, and 369 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,064.3 people per square mile (411.7/km²). There were 596 housing units at an average density of 254.2 per square mile (98.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.09% White, 33.51% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.
There were 491 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the city the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 19.2% from 18 to 24, 45.0% from 25 to 44, 14.9% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 265.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 314.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,139, and the median income for a family was $40,268. Males had a median income of $21,964 versus $23,229 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,642. About 6.1% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.
Clayton County Public Schools operates public schools.
The schools in this area are:
- Lovejoy Middle School
- Lovejoy High School
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