Morrow, Georgia

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Morrow, Georgia
Morrow city hall
Morrow city hall
Come to Morrow
Location in Clayton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Clayton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°34′43″N 84°20′24″W / 33.57861°N 84.34000°W / 33.57861; -84.34000Coordinates: 33°34′43″N 84°20′24″W / 33.57861°N 84.34000°W / 33.57861; -84.34000
CountryUnited States
 • Total3.38 sq mi (8.76 km2)
 • Land3.37 sq mi (8.73 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
922 ft (281 m)
 • Total6,445
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,132.86/sq mi (823.55/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30260, 30287
Area code(s)770
FIPS code13-53004[3]
GNIS feature ID0332423[4]

Morrow is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Its population was 6,445 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 4,882 in 2000. It is the home of Clayton State University.


The community was named after Radford E. Morrow, the original owner of the town site.[6] Morrow was founded in 1846 with the advent of the railroad into the area. It was incorporated as a city in 1943.[7]


Morrow is located north of the center of Clayton County at 33°34′43″N 84°20′24″W / 33.57861°N 84.34000°W / 33.57861; -84.34000 (33.578477, -84.340117).[8] It is bordered to the north by Lake City and to the northwest by Forest Park. Downtown Atlanta is 13 miles (21 km) to the north. Interstate 75 passes through the southern part of the city, with access from Exit 233. The Southlake Mall is in the southwest part of the city near I-75.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Morrow has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.31%, is water.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)7,192[2]11.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,882 people, 1,731 households, and 1,166 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,656.9 people per square mile (639.0/km2). There were 1,823 housing units at an average density of 618.7 per square mile (238.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 44.1% African American, 36.4% White, 0.3% Native American, 12.9% Asian, 4% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6% of the population.

There were 1,731 households, out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 15.5% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,569, and the median income for a family was $50,686. Males had a median income of $31,210 versus $24,886 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,544. About 3.1% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.


State highways[edit]

Main roads[edit]

These are roads with more than four lanes.

  • Morrow Road
  • Southlake Parkway
  • Mt Zion Road

Interstate highway[edit]

I-75.svg Interstate 75 passes through the southern part of the city, with access from Exit 233 (GA 54).

Pedestrians and cycling[edit]

  • Morrow Trail

Transit systems[edit]

In addition to a police precinct,[10] three MARTA bus routes serve the city, including:

Routes 193 and 194 connect the city to the East Point Station. Route 196 connects to the College Park Station.


Clayton County Public Schools operates public schools.

National Archives at Atlanta is located in Morrow.[11]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Morrow city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 152. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 240. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Simmons, Andria. "MARTA opens police precinct in Clayton". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  11. ^ "The National Archives at Atlanta." National Archives. Retrieved on May 16, 2015. "5780 Jonesboro Road Morrow, Georgia 30260"

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