Atlanta, Missouri

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Atlanta is a city in Macon County, Missouri, United States. The population was 450 at the 2000 census.


Atlanta is located at 39°53′57″N 92°28′49″W / 39.89917°N 92.48028°W / 39.89917; -92.48028 (39.899177, -92.480161)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 450 people, 173 households, and 129 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,314.2 people per square mile (511.0/km²). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 581.2/sq mi (226.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.11% White, 0.22% Native American, and 0.67% from two or more races.

There were 173 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,571, and the median income for a family was $39,271. Males had a median income of $25,673 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,940. About 7.3% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

The Atlanta community is home to several churches including: The Atlanta First Baptist Church, Atlanta Christian Church, Atlanta United Methodist Church, and Church WithOut Walls. Three rural churches are also a part of the Atlanta community: Mt. Zion East United Methodist Church, and Southern Baptist congregations at Chariton Ridge and Mt. Tabor.

The community hosts a homecoming every June in the town center, Atterberry Park. An annual "At-Home Christmas" is also hosted by the city.

The local school district, Atlanta C-3, averages about 230 students, K-12, annually.

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