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College Park, Georgia
—  City  —
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°38′54″N 84°27′22″W / 33.64833°N 84.45611°W / 33.64833; -84.45611Coordinates: 33°38′54″N 84°27′22″W / 33.64833°N 84.45611°W / 33.64833; -84.45611
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Fulton, Clayton
Area
 - Total 9.7 sq mi (25.1 km2)
 - Land 9.7 sq mi (25.1 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 20,382
 Density 2,101.2/sq mi (812/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 30337, 30349
Area code(s) 404
FIPS code 13-17776[1]
GNIS feature ID 0331435[2]
Website http://www.collegeparkga.com/

College Park is a city located partly in Fulton County, Georgia and partially in Clayton County, Georgia, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 20,382 (Fulton: 18,810; Clayton: 1,572). Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is partially located in the city boundaries, and the Georgia International Convention Center, owned and operated by the City of College Park, is within the city limits.[3][4]

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Geography

College Park is located at 33°38′54″N 84°27′22″W / 33.64833°N 84.45611°W / 33.64833; -84.45611 (33.648209, -84.456007)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.2 km²), of which, 9.7 square miles (25.1 km²) of it is land and 0.10% is water.

History

Manchester, established in 1890 and incorporated in 1895, became known as the city of College Park in 1896. The city has 853 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. The source for the name College Park was that the city was once the home of Cox College (where the city hall and other buildings now stand) and Georgia Military Academy (now the Woodward Academy).

Also, the east-west avenues in College Park are named for the Ivy League colleges and the north-south streets are named for influential College Park residents.

The College Park Woman's Club is located in Historic College Park and is one of the oldest in Georgia. It is located in Camellia Hall on Main Steet.

Recreation

The City of College Park is serviced by two recreation centers—the Wayman & Bessie Brady Recreation Center and the Hugh C. Conley Recreation Center. Both centers were opened in 1956 and named in honor of three prominent city residents. When they were opened, they were segregated; the whites usd the Conley Center, while the blacks used the Brady Center. Both were equipped with basketball gymnasiums. After segregation, Conley was used for gymnastics and Brady was used for basketball. The Brady Center has one of the top-notch programs in the Georgia.

The city is also serviced by four parks: Barrett Park, which is located along affluent Rugby Avenue; Brenningham Park, which surrounds the Brady Center; Jamestown Park and Richard D. Zupp Park, which was named in honor of a well-respected College Park resident.

College Park is home to the College Park Municipal Golf Course, which was established in 1929. The course is nine holes and is built on very hilly terrain.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20,382 people, 7,810 households, and 4,600 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,099.8 people per square mile (810.5/km²). There were 8,351 housing units at an average density of 860.3/sq mi (332.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.81% African American, 12.39% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 3.33% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.86% of the population.

There were 7,810 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.9% were married couples living together, 28.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 14.4% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 14.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,846, and the median income for a family was $32,655. Males had a median income of $26,644 versus $22,412 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,371. About 16.9% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

The city of College Park is governed by a Mayor and four council members. The Mayor is Jack Longino and the council members are Ward 1, Ambrose Clay, Ward 2, Tracey Wyatt, Ward 3, Joseph A. Carn and Ward 4, Charles E. Phillips Sr, Esq. College Park is currently undergoing expansion, annexing neighboring, unincorporated portions in both North Clayton and South Fulton counties.

Crime

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual Uniform Crime Report and the College Park police department, College Park had 13 homicides in 2008. College Park's incident rate for violent crimes is much higher than most other US cities. In 2008 College Park had the highest crime rate in Georgia. It should be noted that many areas associated with College Park aren't in the city proper. These areas are under the jurisdiction of the Clayton and Fulton County Police Departments, respectively.

Economy

Chick-fil-A headquarters

Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a commuter airline, is headquartered in College Park, near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.[3][3][6] Chick-fil-A, a fast food chicken chain, is headquartered in College Park.[3][3][7]

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Fulton County

Residential areas within College Park are served by the Fulton County School System.

College Park Elementary School and Harriet Tubman Elementary School are in College Park and serve College Park.[3][3][8][9][10][11] Other schools serving sections of College Park with residences include Hapeville Elementary School in Hapeville,[12] Heritage Elementary School in an unincorporated area,[13] and Oak Knoll Elementary School in East Point.[14]

Middle schools serving College Park include Paul D. West Middle School and Woodland Middle School,[15][16] both in East Point. Benjamin Banneker High School in an unincorporated area and Tri-Cities High School in East Point serve sections of College Park.[17][18] Frank S. McClarin Alternative High School is located in College Park.[3]

Clayton County

The section in Clayton County is served by Clayton County Public Schools.[3]

Private schools

Woodward Academy [3] is located in College Park.

Public libraries

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System operates the College Park Branch.[19]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "City Maps." City of College Park. Retrieved on May 25, 2009.
  4. ^ "Contact the GICC." Georgia International Convention Center. Retrieved on May 25, 2009.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Contact." Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  7. ^ "Company Fact Sheet." Chick-fil-A. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  8. ^ "College Park Elementary School." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  9. ^ "Harriet Tubman Elementary School." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  10. ^ "College Park Elementary Attendance Zone 2009-2010 School Year." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  11. ^ "Harriet Tubman Elementary Attendance Zone 2009-2010 School Year." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  12. ^ "Hapeville Elementary Attendance Zone 2009-2010 School Year." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  13. ^ "Heritage Elementary Attendance Zone 2009-2010 School Year." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  14. ^ "Oak Knoll Elementary Attendance Zone 2009-2010 School Year." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  15. ^ "Paul D. West Middle Attendance Zone 2009-2010 School Year." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  16. ^ "Woodland Middle Attendance Zone 2009-2010 School Year." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  17. ^ "Banneker High Attendance Zone 2009-2010 School Year." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  18. ^ "Tri-Cities High Attendance Zone 2009-2010 School Year." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  19. ^ "College Park Branch." Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  20. ^ [1] Dartmouth Sports Bio - Greg Patton
  21. ^ [2] Greg Patton Breaks Record

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