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Atlanta
Vine Street in Atlanta
Vine Street in Atlanta
Motto(s): 
"Welcome to Atlanta!"
Location of Atlanta in Logan County, Illinois.
Location of Atlanta in Logan County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Logan
Area
 • Total 1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 • Land 1.25 sq mi (3.24 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
720 ft (220 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,692
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,600
 • Density 1,281.02/sq mi (494.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
61723
Area code(s) 217
FIPS code 17-02752
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Atlanta (formerly Xenia) is a city in Logan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,692 at the 2010 census.

History

The community was incorporated on March 26, 1853.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, Atlanta has a total area of 1.268 square miles (3.28 km2), of which 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2) (or 99.37%) is land and 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 0.63%) is water.

Demographics

2010 census

Per the 2010 United States Census, Atlanta has 1,692 people. Among non-Hispanics this includes 1,638 White (96.8%), 5 Black (0.3%), 6 Asian (0.4%), 2 Native American & 15 from two or more races. The Hispanic or Latino population included 26 people (1.5%).

There were 718 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with children & no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.7% had someone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age was 39.3 years. The gender ratio was 48.3% male & 51.7% female. Among 718 occupied households, 79.4% were owner-occupied & 20.6% were renter-occupied.

Education

Atlanta Public Schools are part of the Olympia Community Unit School District 16. Students attend Olympia High School.

Notable people

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