Lovejoy, Georgia

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Lovejoy is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,495. During the American Civil War, it was named Lovejoy's Station, and was the site of the Battle of Lovejoy's Station during the Atlanta Campaign of 1864.

During the 2000s, Lovejoy has been proposed by the Georgia Department of Transportation to be the endpoint of metro Atlanta's first commuter rail line.



Lovejoy is located at 33°26′39″N 84°18′54″W / 33.44417°N 84.315°W / 33.44417; -84.315 (33.444164, -84.315105)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,495 people, 491 households, and 369 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,064.3 people per square mile (411.7/km²). There were 596 housing units at an average density of 254.2/sq mi (98.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.09% White, 33.51% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.

There were 491 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.99.

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