The People of Atlanta
A Demographic Study of Georgia's Capital City

C. A. McMahan
Foreword by Homer L. Hitt


"An impressive compilation of facts, principles, and relationships, the book and the forces behind its publication represent the South’s new determination to base its development on a sound program of securing and disseminating the facts."
—Rupert B. Vance, Kenan Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina

"McMahan’s study of the people of Atlanta is thorough, scholarly, and inclusive so far as Atlanta’s population is concerned; yet it will be of wide interest to everyone who is interested in this regional city and its human resources."
—B. O. Williams, Department of Sociology, University of Georgia

Published in 1950 at the conclusion of a major population study, The People of Atlanta provided a complete demographic analysis of the emergent southern metropolis. The data and conclusions are compared with corresponding data about other urban populations, including the southern cities of Dallas, Nashville, and New Orleans. In this analysis, the number and distribution of Atlanta’s population is addressed first, focusing on race, nativity, age, sex, marital status, education, occupation, and religion of inhabitants. The People of Atlanta also addresses fertility, mortality, and migration as it affected the growth of Atlanta’s population.

Page count: 308 pp.
Trim size: 6 x 9

Read more about Atlanta at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


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C. A. McMahan taught sociology at the University of Georgia.