College Park, Georgia
College Park is a city located partly in Fulton County, Georgia
Fulton County, Georgia
Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its county seat is Atlanta, the state capital since 1868 and the principal county of the Atlanta metropolitan area...

 and partially in Clayton County, Georgia
Clayton County, Georgia
Clayton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 236,517. The 2008 Census estimate placed the population at 273,718. The county seat is Jonesboro...

, in the United States
United States
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. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 13,942. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is partially located in the city boundaries, and the Georgia International Convention Center
Georgia International Convention Center
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, owned and operated by the City of College Park, is within the city limits.


College Park is located at 33°38′54"N 84°27′22"W (33.648209, -84.456007).

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


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
National Register of Historic Places
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 by the United States Department of the Interior. The city's name came from being the home of Cox College
Cox College
Cox College was a private women's college located in College Park, Georgia that operated from 1842 to 1934.Cox College was originally called LaGrange Female Seminary in 1842 when it opened in LaGrange, Georgia...

 (where the city hall and other buildings now stand) and Georgia Military Academy (now the Woodward Academy
Woodward Academy
Woodward Academy is an independent, co-educational college-preparatory school for grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12 located in College Park, Georgia, within the Atlanta metropolitan area...

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

The College Park Woman's Club, one of the oldest in Georgia, is located in Camellia Hall on Main Street.


College Park has two city 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
Racial segregation
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; white people used the Conley Center, while black people used the Brady Center. Both were equipped with basketball gymnasiums. After desegregation
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 took place, Conley was used for gymnastics and Brady was used for basketball. The Brady Center has one of the top-notch programs in Georgia.

The city also has four parks: Barrett Park, which is located along 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.


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


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.


According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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'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. 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.


Atlantic Southeast Airlines
Atlantic Southeast Airlines
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 and ExpressJet Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines
ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. is an American regional airline based in the A-Tech Center in College Park, Georgia. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Southeast Airlines which is in turn a subsidiary of the airline holding company SkyWest, Inc., parent company of the air carrier SkyWest...

, two commuter airlines, are headquartered in College Park, near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
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. Chick-fil-A
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, a fast food chicken chain, is headquartered in College Park.

Fulton County

Residential areas within College Park are served by the Fulton County School System
Fulton County School System
The Fulton County School System is a school district headquartered in East Point, Georgia, United States. The system serves the area of Fulton County, Georgia outside the Atlanta city limits...


College Park Elementary School, Love T. Nolan Elementary School and Harriet Tubman Elementary School are in College Park and serve College Park. Other schools serving sections of College Park with residences include Hapeville Elementary School in Hapeville
Hapeville, Georgia
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, Heritage Elementary School in an unincorporated area
Unincorporated area
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, and Oak Knoll Elementary School in East Point
East Point, Georgia
The city of East Point is southwest of the neighborhoods of Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 33,712...


Middle schools serving College Park include Paul D. West Middle School and Woodland Middle School, both in East Point. Benjamin Banneker High School
Banneker High School (Georgia)
Benjamin Banneker High School is a public high school in unincorporated Fulton County, Georgia, United States. It is a part of Fulton County School System. The school opened in fall 1988 as a result of the merger of M.D. Collins High School and Feldwood High School. The school is using the former...

 in an unincorporated area and Tri-Cities High School
Tri-Cities High School
Tri-Cities High School is a public high school in East Point, Georgia, United States. It is a part of the Fulton County School System. The school opened in 1988 under the leadership of principal Dr. Herschel Robinson. It was originally formed by combining 4 schools: Woodland High School, Russell...

 in East Point serve sections of College Park. Frank S. McClarin Alternative High School is located in College Park.

Notable people

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    , safety for the Green Bay Packers
  • Tameka Cottle, member of singing quartet Xscape
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     and wife of rapper T.I
  • Bill Curry
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    , football coach and analyst, currently head coach for Georgia State University
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  • Creflo Dollar
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    , teacher, pastor, and founder of World Changers Church International
  • Keyaron Fox
    Keyaron Fox
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    , Pittsburgh Steelers
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  • Ludacris
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    , rapper
  • Young Joc, rapper
  • Monica, R&B singer
  • Mr. Collipark
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    , record producer
  • Cam Newton
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    , quarterback for the Carolina Panthers
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    , 2010 Heisman Trophy
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  • Greg Patton
    Greg Patton
    Greg Patton is a tennis coach, both nationally and at a collegiate level. He currently leads the nationally ranked Boise State University men's tennis program as their head coach. His career record at Boise State is 203-67...

    , quarterback at Dartmouth College
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    , broke the single-game rushing record in his first varsity appearance
  • Playaz Circle
    Playaz Circle
    Playaz Circle is a rap duo signed to the Def Jam Recordings record label.-Biography:The duo was formed in 1997 by two childhood friends 2 Chainz and Dolla Boy in College Park, GA. They created the acronym Playaz which stands for Preparing Legal Assets for Years from A-Z...

    , rap group
  • Josh Smith
    Josh Smith
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    , Atlanta Hawks basketball player

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