Redan, Georgia

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Redan is a census-designated place (CDP) in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 33,841. It is a predominately affluent African American community in eastern DeKalb County.

Redan was probably named after the numerous redans built during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. There is also a Redan High School located here. It has also been said that Redan was named after The Redan Store, a trading stop along the railway run by a couple named Reed and Ann[citation needed].

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Geography

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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.9 km²), of which, 9.6 square miles (24.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.52%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 33,841 people, 11,748 households, and 8,517 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,542.0 people per square mile (1,368.2/km²). There were 12,106 housing units at an average density of 1,267.1/sq mi (489.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 5.68% White, 91.27% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

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