Stonecrest, Georgia

Coordinates: 33°42′04″N 84°10′19″W / 33.70111°N 84.17194°W / 33.70111; -84.17194
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Stonecrest, Georgia
Official seal of Stonecrest, Georgia
Stonecrest, Georgia is located in Metro Atlanta
Stonecrest, Georgia
Stonecrest, Georgia
Stonecrest in Metro Atlanta
Coordinates: 33°42′04″N 84°10′19″W / 33.70111°N 84.17194°W / 33.70111; -84.17194
CountryUnited States
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorJason Lary
 • Total37.97 sq mi (98.34 km2)
 • Land37.40 sq mi (96.87 km2)
 • Water0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
883 ft (269 m)
 • Total59,194
 • Density1,582.60/sq mi (611.05/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code13-73784[2]
GNIS feature ID2786722[2]

Stonecrest is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The boundaries of the city generally lie in the far southeastern corner of the county, and a smaller portion just north of Interstate 20. The city borders the existing municipality of Lithonia, as well as Rockdale and Henry counties. Residents in the area voted in the November 2016 General Election to approve the city. In March 2017, elections were held to elect representatives for five city council districts as well as mayor. Jason Lary, a former insurance executive, concert promoter, and advocate of incorporation was elected the city's first mayor.[3] The City Council members are District 1, Jimmy Clanton, District 2 Rob Turner, District 3 Jazzmin Cobble, District 4 George Turner and District 5 Tammy Grimes. Also the area is represented at the county level by District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis-Johnson and Super District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran- Johnson.

The city's population was 59,194 at the 2020 census,[4] which makes it the 15th-largest city in the state as well as the largest city that is entirely within DeKalb County, as the state capital of Atlanta is located mostly within Fulton County.

The area is home to the Mall at Stonecrest, for which it is named, as well as the Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve, Flat Rock Archives, and Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.[5][6][7]

The city had voted a plan to deannex 345 acres of its territory so that the Georgia Legislature could create a new city, to be called Amazon, Georgia, if Stonecrest had been selected to host Amazon's new corporate headquarters, a project which would result in billions of dollars of investment and the creation of 50,000 jobs,[8] a number equal to the estimated population of Stonecrest.[9]

Jason Lary, the former Mayor of Stonecrest pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing COVID-19 relief funds that were supposed to go to struggling businesses. Jason Lary, whose resignation went into effect at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, pleaded guilty to three counts involving wire fraud, theft of government funds and conspiracy. Lary agreed that he diverted at least $650,000 in relief money by requiring Stonecrest churches and businesses to kick back a portion of their grant money to companies he controlled. [10]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2020 census[edit]

Stonecrest racial composition[12]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,394 2.35%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 54,099 91.39%
Native American 67 0.11%
Asian 220 0.37%
Pacific Islander 10 0.02%
Other/Mixed 1,769 2.99%
Hispanic or Latino 1,635 2.76%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 59,194 people, 20,325 households, and 11,759 families residing in the city. Stonecrest in 2019 had a median household income of $49,865[13] and a median age of 32.9 years. 18.6% of the population live in poverty. The median property value in the city was $111,400. 43.3% of the population owns homes.


The DeKalb County School District is the area school district.[14][15]

Elementary schools serving parts of Stonecrest and located in Stonecrest include: Murphy Candler, Fairington, Flat Rock, Panola Way, and Stoneview. Parts are also in the Redan, Princeton, and Rock Chapel elementary zones.[16]

Middle schools serving parts of Stonecrest include Salem Middle School (in Stonecrest), Lithonia Middle School (in Lithonia), and Miller Grove Middle School (near Stonecrest).[17]

High schools serving parts of Stonecrest include Lithonia High School (in Stonecrest), Miller Grove High School (in Stonecrest), and Martin Luther King High School (across from Stonecrest).[18]

A magnet school, Arabia Mountain High School, is in Stonecrest.


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2017-07-18.
  3. ^ Rosen, Sam (26 April 2017). "The Border Battles of Atlanta". The Atlantic. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Stonecrest city, Georgia". Retrieved 2023-04-19.
  5. ^ "Information Lookup". Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  6. ^ "The City of Stonecrest". Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  7. ^ "Stonecrest Yes Committee | Dedicated to Self Governance of Our Future!". 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  8. ^ "Town wants Amazon's new HQ so much it plans to split off new town called 'Amazon'". The Register. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  9. ^ "City of Stonecrest designed for businesses". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Former Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary pleads guilty to federal fraud charges". FOX 5 Atlanta. 2022-01-05. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2021-12-13.
  13. ^ "United States Census Bureau QuickFacts, Stonecrest City, Georgia". US Census Bureau. 2021-01-07. Retrieved 2022-03-07.
  14. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: DeKalb County, GA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  15. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Stonecrest city, GA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2023-02-19. - Compare city map to DeKalb County school boundary maps.
  16. ^ "Elementary School Attendance Areas 2018 - 2019 School Year." DeKalb County School System. Retrieved on February 19, 2023.
  17. ^ "Middle School Attendance Areas 2018 - 2019 School Year." DeKalb County School System. Retrieved on February 19, 2023.
  18. ^ "High School Attendance Areas 2018 - 2019 School Year." DeKalb County School System. Retrieved on February 19, 2023.

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