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Affectionately known as Hotlanta or the ATL, Atlanta, Georgia is known for its prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement and as the home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. With a metropolitan area population of 5.2 million, Atlanta (423,000) is the headquarters of locally-established companies Coca-Cola and Home Depot. Macon (95,000) and Sandy Springs (91,000) are the largest suburbs.

In 2004, the average personal income for an Atlanta resident was $33,838, slightly above the national average. Personal income for Atlanta residents has mushroomed, growing 9.5% over the past 35 years, 27% over the national average according to the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Several major companies have headquarters in or near Atlanta, including:

  • Bell South
  • UPS
  • Delta Airlines
  • Cingular


While the automobile industry in the area is in decline, with schedule plant closing for GM and Ford, Atlanta remains a central source of cable television programming. Ted Turner founded CNN in Atlanta, and Time Warner Channels such as TNT and the Cartoon Network are Atlanta-based.

Atlanta is also home to over 1,000 churches and a large number of faith-based schools. Recently, Atlanta opened the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, while Stone Mountain is the world's largest exposed piece of granite rock. A historically rich city, Atlanta boasts a variety of museums, including:

  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
  • The Carter Center and Presidential Library
  • The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum

For more information on colleges and universities in Georgia, explore our Georgia state page.

Sources: Craigslist, Atlanta City of Atlanta Atlanta.net

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Founded in 1937, Point University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution that educates students to influence culture for Christ in all spheres of life.

The University provides a broad, comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for their chosen professions. We are equipping the next generation to take their faith into the marketplace in new and culturally relevant ways – to erase the lines between who they are and what they do so that they see life and mission as one and the same.

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