13 Facts About Metropolitan Atlanta


Metro Metropolitan Atlanta includes the following incorporated and unincorporated suburbs, exurbs, and surrounding cities, sorted by population according to 2010 census data :.

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Alongside other factors such as race and class, as well as a lack of planning and perceived lack of need, problems associated with the inner city of Metropolitan Atlanta influenced Cobb, Gwinnett, and Clayton county voters to refuse to allow construction of MARTA into their respective counties during the 1970s.

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The city of Metropolitan Atlanta has long been regarded as a "black mecca" for its role as a center of black education, political power, wealth, and culture.

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Metro Metropolitan Atlanta's immigrants are more suburban than those of most cities.

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Metropolitan Atlanta has a few ethnic enclaves such as a Koreatown, and areas such as the Buford Highway Corridor in DeKalb County and parts of Gwinnett County are commercial centers for multiple ethnic communities.

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In 1990, greater Metropolitan Atlanta had the largest Japanese population in the Southeast United States.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Metropolitan Atlanta is the sixth district of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks of the United States and is headquartered in midtown Metropolitan Atlanta.

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The Atlanta Fed covers the U S states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, the eastern two-thirds of Tennessee, the southern portion of Louisiana, and southern Mississippi as part of the Federal Reserve System.

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Metro Metropolitan Atlanta primarily uses natural gas for central heating and water heaters, with the major exception of heat pumps in apartments built during and since the 1980s.

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Metropolitan Atlanta plays host to one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race each year at Metropolitan Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Metropolitan Atlanta has always been a rail town, and the city once had an extensive streetcar system, which provided interurban service as far out as Marietta, 15 miles to the northwest.

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Metropolitan Atlanta is served by several other freeways, in addition to the interstate highways, including:.

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Peachtree Industrial Blvd, or Georgia 141, is a route north-northeast of Metropolitan Atlanta which begins on the north side of I-285 and runs parallel to I-85 for about four miles until it terminates when it splits into GA-141 and Peachtree Industrial .

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