Chamblee, Georgia
As of the 2010 Census Chamblee had a population of 9,892. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 45.0% white (19.0% non-Hispanic white), 7.0% black or African American (6.2% non-Hispanic black), 2.1% Native American (0.2% non-Hispanic Native American), 1.8% Vietnamese, 1.6% Asian Indian, 4.6% other Asian, 33.5% from some other race (0.2% non-Hispanic from some other race) and 4.1% reporting two or more races. 58.5% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census
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of 2000, there were 9,552 people, 2,673 households, and 1,849 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 3,043.3 people per square mile (1,174.5/km²). There were 2,730 housing units at an average density of 869.8 per square mile (335.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.36% White, 3.71% African American, 0.91% Native American, 13.98% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 31.45% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 4.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.37% of the population.

There were 2,673 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples
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 living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.57 and the average family size was 3.65.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 17.9% from 18 to 24, 41.0% from 25 to 44, 12.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 161.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 176.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,992. Males had a median income of $22,024 versus $22,368 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $15,492. About 15.8% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over. In addition, 16.7% of families reported a household income higher than $100,000.


Downtown Chamblee has been preserved has an early 20th century railroad community. Many of the buildings are of historic vintage, and the district has architectural similarities to other similar former railroad communities, such as Decatur and Norcross. Much of the downtown businesses are devoted to Chamblee's antique industry, but that has been changing. The district has attracted significant commercial development since 2000, including lofts and townhomes. The Chamblee MARTA Station
Chamblee (MARTA station)
Chamblee is an elevated metro station on the Gold Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority rail system that provides access to the Chamblee, Georgia, area....

 and City Hall are both located downtown.

Sexton Woods

Partially in Chamblee and partially in unincorporated Dekalb County, Sexton Woods is mixed neighborhood of 1950's ranch style homes and more recently new tear downs. Sexton Woods is bordered by Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Harts Mill Road, and Ashford Dunwoody Road. Sexton Woods is also the home of Chamblee Middle School, located on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road until 2006.

Huntley Hills

Huntley Hills is a neighborhood established in the early 1960s, though the first house was built on Plantation Lane in 1950. Huntley Hills Elementary School is located in the middle of the neighborhood. Huntley Hills Elementary has a Montessori program added during the 2000-2001 school year and was opened on August 21, 1964. Huntley hills also has a wide range of special needs programs for children ranging from high to low disorders.

Public schools

DeKalb County School System
DeKalb County School System
DeKalb County School System is a school district headquartered at 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States...

 serves Chamblee.

  • Ashford Park Elementary School
  • Dresden Elementary School
  • Montgomery Elementary School
  • Huntley Hills Elementary School, a public Montessori school
  • Kittredge Magnet School for High Achievers

All of the elementary schools are in unincorporated areas.

Middle schools
  • Chamblee Middle School
  • Sequoyah Middle School
    Sequoyah Middle School (Doraville, Georgia)
    Seqouyah Middle School is a public middle school located in Doraville, Georgia, United States and part of the DeKalb County School System.It is a renowned school with high expectations for its students....

    Doraville, Georgia
    Doraville is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 8,330.-History:Doraville was incorporated by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, approved December 15, 1871...

    , serves a section of southern Chamblee)

High schools
  • Chamblee Charter High School
    Chamblee Charter High School
    Chamblee Charter High School is a public secondary school located in Chamblee, Georgia which serves 1512 students from ninth to twelfth grades as of the 2010-2011 school year and is the second oldest high school of the DeKalb County School System, opening in 1917...

  • Cross Keys High School (unincorporated area, serves a section of southern Chamblee)
  • Henderson High School served residents of Chamblee until closed in mid-1990s

Public libraries

DeKalb County Public Library
DeKalb County Public Library
The DeKalb County Public Library is the public library system of DeKalb County, Georgia in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Its collection includes over 800,000 books; collections of over 400 magazines, academic and scientific journals, and newspapers; and audiovisual materials including videotapes,...

 operates the Chamblee Branch. Embry Hills Library is located in Chamblee.

In popular culture

Chamblee is sometimes referred to as "Chambodia" due to its high Asian population and the concentration of Asian restaurants along Buford Highway
Buford Highway
Buford Highway is an international community along and on either side of a stretch of Georgia State Route 13 in DeKalb County, Georgia. It begins just north of Midtown Atlanta, continues northeast through the towns of Brookhaven, Chamblee, and Doraville, and ends northeast of the Perimeter at the...

 in Chamblee. A chapter of Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe
Thomas Kennerly "Tom" Wolfe, Jr. is a best-selling American author and journalist. He is one of the founders of the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 1970s.-Early life and education:...

's novel A Man in Full
A Man in Full
A Man in Full is a novel by Tom Wolfe, published in 1998 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. It is set primarily in Atlanta.-Summary:As with Wolfe's other novels, A Man In Full features a number of point-of-view characters...

is titled "Chambodia".

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