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District Highlights
(as provided by the U.S. Census Bureau)

  • The District is majority Women (51% overall!)
  • The District's ethnic diversity includes groups from all around the Asian Pacific Rim, from Central and South America as well as a growing African population.
  • The 2000 U.S. Census Bureau figures list the population of the Fourth District at 744,717.
  • The district, on average, has enjoyed an 8% growth rate. The median household income is $36,523 and the median family income is $42,177.
  • While many persons in the district are doing well economically, 10.7% of the district's population live below the federal poverty line and 7.6% of all district families live in poverty.

Historic Neighborhoods
The 4th District contains some of Atlanta's oldest "first tier" suburbs that are now considered historic neighborhoods such as the Druid Hills community.

Ethnically Diverse
The District is the most ethnically diverse district in the southeastern United States. The Buford Highway Corridor is the center of the proposed "International Village." (A project of DeKalb County, the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce, and Congresswoman McKinney.)

A wide variety of ethnic restaurants can be found along this extremely vibrant corridor. One can find food ranging from exotic Indian cuisine, Ethiopian delicacies to gourmet Asian meals. There are officially 35 different language categories spoken by students (not including different dialects of the same language) in the major school systems served by the 4th District. DeKalb County is the most densely populated county in Georgia — 2,100 people per square mile.

The Confederate War Memorial
The leading attraction in the 4th District is Stone Mountain Park (a facility owned by the State of Georgia), is home of the Confederate War Memorial. The world's largest statue relief' is literally carved into the side of the mountain, and features Confederate War heroes Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The three-acre carved surface is larger than a football field. The carving itself towers 400 feet above the ground, measures 90 by 190 feet, and is recessed 42 feet into the side of the mountain.

Klandestine Mountain?
It is interesting to note that Stone Mountain was the birthplace of the Georgia Chapter of the Royal Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). It was often rumored that the fires seen burning at night on top of the mountain were Klan rallies. Honorable Chuck Burris, the city of Stone Mountain's first African-American Mayor, now lives in the home built by the Grand Dragon of the Georgia KKK. The current Mayor of Stone Mountain is the Honorable Gary Peete.




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