Redan, Georgia

Coordinates: 33°44′21″N 84°9′57″W / 33.73917°N 84.16583°W / 33.73917; -84.16583
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Redan, Georgia
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
Redan, Georgia is located in the United States
Redan, Georgia
Redan, Georgia
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°44′21″N 84°9′57″W / 33.73917°N 84.16583°W / 33.73917; -84.16583
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyDeKalb
Area
 • Total8.13 sq mi (21.05 km2)
 • Land8.09 sq mi (20.95 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
981 ft (299 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total31,749
 • Density3,925.45/sq mi (1,515.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30074
Area code770
FIPS code13-63952[2]
GNIS feature ID0332813[3]
Websitewww.hometownusa.com/ga/history/Redan.html

Redan is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2020 census, the CDP had a total population of 31,749. It is a predominantly African American community in eastern DeKalb County, and is a suburb of Atlanta.

According to tradition, the name "Redan" is an amalgamation of the names of two early settlers: N. M. Reid and Annie Alford.[4] Redan High School is located in Redan CDP, and Lithonia High School was formerly in the Redan CDP.

Geography[edit]

Redan is located at 33°44′21″N 84°9′57″W / 33.73917°N 84.16583°W / 33.73917; -84.16583 (33.739256, -84.165781).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.6 square miles (25 km2), of which 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.52%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
199024,376
200033,84138.8%
201033,015−2.4%
202031,749−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1960–1980[7] 1980–2000[8]

Redan was first listed as a CDP in the 1990 U.S. Census.[9]

2020 census[edit]

Redan racial composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 804 2.53%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 28,252 88.99%
Native American 59 0.19%
Asian 236 0.4%
Pacific Islander 7 0.02%
Other/Mixed 1,210 3.81%
Hispanic or Latino 1,181 3.72%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 31,749 people, 11,471 households, and 7,143 families residing in the CDP.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 33,841 people, 11,748 households, and 8,517 families in the CDP. The population density was 3,542.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,367.6/km2). There were 12,106 housing units at an average density of 1,267.1 per square mile (489.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 5.68% White, 91.27% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78%.[2]

Of the 11,748 households 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 24.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 21.4% of households were one person and 1.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.35.

The age distribution was 31.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 38.1% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 3.1% 65 or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

The median household income was $51,564 and the median family income was $56,021. Males had a median income of $36,115 versus $31,166 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,316. 5.5% of the population and 4.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

DeKalb County School District serves the CDP.[11][12]

Elementary schools serving parts of Redan CDP:[13]

  • Redan Elementary School (Redan CDP)
  • Panola Way Elementary School (Stonecrest, formerly Redan CDP as of 2010)
  • Woodridge Elementary School
  • E. L. Miller Elementary School
  • Shadow Rock Elementary School

Some areas formerly in the CDP are zoned to Stoneview Elementary School, in Stonecrest.

Middle schools serving parts of Redan CDP:[14]

  • Redan Middle School (Redan CDP)
  • Lithonia Middle School (Lithonia)
  • Miller Grove Middle School

Redan High School is in Redan CDP.[15] Lithonia High School, formerly in the CDP, is now in Stonecrest.[16][17] They, along with Miller Grove High School in Stonecrest, serve portions of the CDP.[18]

There are the following DeKalb County Public Library branches:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 185. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  7. ^ "1980 Census of Population - Number of Inhabitants - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1980.
  8. ^ "2000 Census of Population - General Population Characteristics - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000.
  9. ^ "1990 Census of Population - General Population Characteristics - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1990.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  11. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: DeKalb County, GA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  12. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Redan CDP, GA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 19, 2023. - Compare the maps to the DeKalb County school district maps. 2010 CDP map including areas formerly in Redan CDP
  13. ^ "Elementary School Attendance Areas 2018 - 2019 School Year." DeKalb County School System. Retrieved on February 19, 2023.
  14. ^ "Middle School Attendance Areas 2018 - 2019 School Year." DeKalb County School System. Retrieved on February 19, 2023.
  15. ^ "Home". Redan High School. Retrieved October 16, 2020. 5247 Redan Road Stone Mountain, Georgia 30088
  16. ^ Home. Lithonia High School. Retrieved on May 31, 2017. "Lithonia High School 2440 Phillips Road Lithonia, Georgia 30058"
  17. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Stonecrest city, GA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  18. ^ "High School Attendance Areas 2018 - 2019 School Year." DeKalb County School System. Retrieved on February 19, 2023.
  19. ^ "Redan-Trotti Library". DeKalb County Public Library. Retrieved February 19, 2023. 1569 Wellborn Road Lithonia, GA 30058 - Compare to CDP map.
  20. ^ "Hairston Crossing". DeKalb County Public Library. Retrieved February 19, 2023. 4911 Redan Road Stone Mountain, GA 30088 - Compare to CDP map.

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