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About Us

 

OUR COMMUNITY
Downtown Atlanta continues to face crime, substandard housing, poverty,and foreclosures. Due to the economic downturn individuals, families, schools, and neighborhoods throughout Metro Atlanta have suffered. Homeless men and women flood the streets in search of food, water, and shelter. While residential neighborhoods are lined with dilapidated housing, fragmentary developments, and hazardous recreational areas.

 
As a result of gentrification sectors of Atlanta have experienced a change in affluence and resources, creating the image of a flourishing Metro Atlanta community. However, and overall scope of Metro Atlanta neighborhoods would reveal a different image, one that depicts neighborhoods struggling with the common problems endemic to marginalized communities. The goal therefore is to provide constructive recreational environments for all communities, encourage and accommodate a wide range of activities and interest, and inspire growth and opportunity for underserved neighborhoods struggling to survive.
 

Metro Atlanta's proximity to several bordering neighborhoods offers opportunity for strong community partnerships, revitalization, support, and progression. Downtown Atlanta has an approximate population count of 351,230 as of 2007, with a projection of 381,184 in 2012. A demographic breakdown is given in the tables below. 

 
Demographics

Population, 2006 estimate

486,411

Persons under 5 years old

6.4%

Persons under 18 years old

22.3%

Persons 65 years old and over

9.7%

Female persons

50.4%

White persons

33.2%

Black persons

61.4%

American Indian and Alaska Native Persons

.2%

Asian persons

1.9%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

 

Persons reporting two or more races

1.2%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin

4.5%

 * 2000 Census Bureau Population Estimates Program (PEP)
 
Housing

Housing units

186,925

Home Ownership rate

43.7%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units

$130,600

Households

168,147

Persons per household

2.30

Median household income

$34,770

Per capita money income

$25,772

Persons below poverty

24.4%

  * 2000 Census Bureau Population Estimates Program (PEP)