Lithonia, Georgia

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Lithonia is a suburban town in eastern DeKalb County, Georgia, and it is incorporated as a city. Lithonia's population was 2,187 at the 2000 census.

Lithonia is located at 33°42′46″N 84°6′21″W / 33.71278°N 84.10583°W / 33.71278; -84.10583 (33.712658, -84.105897)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, this town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (12.0 km²), all land. Despite its size, even though Lithonia is considered a small town, it has a large suburban community.

"Lithonia" means "city/town of stone". Lithonia is in the heart of the Georgian granite-quarrying and viewing region, hence the name of the town, from the Greek λίθος lithos, for stone. The huge nearby granite dome, Stone Mountain, is composed largely of a rock called Lithonia gneiss, a form of granite. The city of Lithonia is in the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia area.

The Lithonia Lighting Company, a manufacturer of household light fixtures, was founded in Lithonia in 1946, but it was moved to nearby Conyers in 1957.Lithonia has a mall complex called The Mall at Stonecrest (also known as Stonecrest Mall).[1]

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 2,187 people, 799 households, and 560 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,068.9/km² (2,770.2/mi²). There are 892 housing units at an average density of 436.0/km² (1,129.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is, 79.61% Black,16.64% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. 2.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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