(as provided by the U.S.
- The District is majority Women
- 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
- 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.
The 4th District contains some of Atlanta's oldest
"first tier" suburbs that are now considered
historic neighborhoods such as the Druid
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
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.
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.