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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
Country United States
State Georgia
County DeKalb
 • Total 8.13 sq mi (21.05 km2)
 • Land 8.09 sq mi (20.95 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
981 ft (299 m)
 • Total 31,749
 • Density 3,925.45/sq mi (1,515.53/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-63952
GNIS feature ID 0332813

Redan is a 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 "Rednan" is an amalgamation of the names of two early settlers: N. M. Reid and Annie Alford. Redan High School and Lithonia High School are located here.


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).

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 24,376
2000 33,841 38.8%
2010 33,015 −2.4%

2020 census

Redan racial composition
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.


DeKalb County School District serves the CDP.

Elementary schools serving parts of Redan CDP:

  • Redan Elementary School
  • Panola Way Elementary School (Redan)
  • Stoneview Elementary School
  • Woodridge Elementary School
  • E. L. Miller Elementary School
  • Shadow Rock Elementary School

Middle schools serving parts of Redan CDP:

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

There are two public high schools in its boundaries: Redan High School and Lithonia High School. They, along with Miller Grove High School, serve portions of the CDP.

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