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Atlanta, Indiana
Atlanta
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Location of Atlanta in Hamilton County, Indiana.
Location of Atlanta in Hamilton County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hamilton
Township Jackson
Area
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.81 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.81 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
863 ft (263 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 712
 • Density 2,274.76/sq mi (877.12/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP code
46031
Area code 765
FIPS code 18-02602
GNIS ID 430329
Atlanta Indiana water tower
Atlanta Indiana water tower
Sign welcoming visitors to Atlanta Indiana
Sign welcoming visitors to Atlanta Indiana

Atlanta is a town in Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 725 at the 2010 census.

History

Atlanta had its start by the merger of the three neighboring rival towns of Spargerville, Shielville, and Buena Vista. The earliest part of what is now Atlanta was laid out in 1834, and the town has been called Atlanta since 1885. The town most likely was named after Atlanta, Georgia.

Roads Hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Geography

Atlanta is located at 40°12′50″N 86°1′32″W / 40.21389°N 86.02556°W / 40.21389; -86.02556 (40.213954, -86.025498).

According to the 2010 census, Atlanta has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.

The town is noted throughout the area for the Atlanta New Earth Festival, held on the fourth weekend of September annually since 1973.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,000
1910 876 −12.4%
1920 678 −22.6%
1930 551 −18.7%
1940 479 −13.1%
1950 613 28.0%
1960 602 −1.8%
1970 620 3.0%
1980 657 6.0%
1990 703 7.0%
2000 761 8.3%
2010 725 −4.7%
2020 712 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 725 people, 265 households, and 203 families living in the town. The population density was 2,416.7 inhabitants per square mile (933.1/km2). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 1,006.7 per square mile (388.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.6% African American, 1.4% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 265 households, of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.4% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the town was 36.1 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

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