Conley, Georgia

Coordinates: 33°38′25″N 84°20′32″W / 33.64028°N 84.34222°W / 33.64028; -84.34222
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Location in Clayton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Clayton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°38′25″N 84°20′32″W / 33.64028°N 84.34222°W / 33.64028; -84.34222
CountryUnited States
CountyClayton, Fulton
 • Total1.94 sq mi (5.03 km2)
 • Land1.92 sq mi (4.98 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
853 ft (260 m)
 • Total6,680
 • Density3,475.55/sq mi (1,341.87/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code404
FIPS code13-19280[2]
GNIS feature ID0331447[3]

Conley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. It is at Atlanta’s southeast corner, 7.98 miles from downtown. The population was 6,680 at the 2020 census. [4] It is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.


Conley is located along the northern border of Clayton County at 33°38′25″N 84°20′32″W / 33.64028°N 84.34222°W / 33.64028; -84.34222 (33.640142, -84.342255).[5] It is bordered by the city of Forest Park to the south and west, the city of Atlanta to the northwest, and by unincorporated land in DeKalb County to the north. The eastern edge of the CDP is formed by U.S. Route 23 (Moreland Avenue). Fort Gillem is to the south in Forest Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Conley CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2), of which 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.98%, is water.[6]


Originally known as Moccasin Gap, the unincorporated community was officialy named "Conley" in 1867 after the family who owned the land. The community was home to many farms, however nowadays it is known for its manufacturing industry.[7]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8][6][2]

2020 census[edit]

Conley racial composition[4]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 583 8.73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,067 60.88%
Native American 21 0.31%
Asian 162 2.43%
Pacific Islander 1 0.01%
Other/Mixed 181 2.71%
Hispanic or Latino 1,665 24.93%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 6,680 people, 2,016 households, and 1,266 families residing in the CDP.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,188 people, 1,968 households, and 1,505 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,234.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,248.7/km2). There were 2,053 housing units at an average density of 1,073.0 per square mile (414.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 34.34% White, 52.86% African American, 0.31% Native American, 4.75% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 6.06% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.46% of the population.

There were 1,968 households, out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 28.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.49.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 32.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $31,478, and the median income for a family was $32,922. Males had a median income of $24,817 versus $24,289 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,629. About 16.7% of families and 20.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.2% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.


A large number of trucking companies operate facilities in Conley, including less-than-truckload carriers, parts suppliers, and mechanics. Companies with terminals or other facilities in or near Conley include Old Dominion Freight Line, R+L Carriers, FedEx Freight, Saia, ABF Freight System, XTRA Lease, Estes Express Lines, Schneider National, Southeastern Freight Lines, Roehl Transport, Star Leasing, B.A.H. Express, C.R. England, CRST International, Tennessee Commercial Warehouse, Salson Logistics, Arka Express, and Central Freight Lines. The majority of these trucking companies are located along US 23/GA 42.

Global shipping and logistics company Crowley Maritime operates an intermodal container shipping and storage yard in Conley.[9]

The Hickory Ridge Landfill is located in Conley. The capped landfill is now a solar energy project.


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Conley CDP, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  7. ^ topschoolsintheusa. "Conley, Georgia History, Economy and Politics – Top Schools in the USA". Retrieved November 9, 2023.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "CONLEY (ATLANTA AREA) 4252 Transport City Drive, Conley, GA 30288". Crowley Maritime. Retrieved August 1, 2023.