The City of Stone Mountain hosts a visitors center located at 891 Main Street, Stone Mountain; (770) 879-4971. Information about current activities and attractions is available Monday - Friday 10-4.
The town is named for Stone Mountain, the largest exposed granite dome in North America. Stone Mountain harbors plant and animal life found no other place in the world. The mountain has contributed to the city's economy both through its continuing status as a tourist attraction, and its former use as a granite quarry. It is also the site of a famous giant carving commemorating the military leaders of the Confederacy as well as a state park and museum, including a tourist railroad.
Stone Mountain is located at 33°48?19?N 84°10?17?W? / ?33.80528°N 84.17139°W? / 33.80528; -84.17139 (33.805255, -84.171413). It is an outer suburb of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it is land and 0.62% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,145 people, 2,499 households, and 1,759 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,423.4 people per square mile (1,702.9/km²). There were 2,638 housing units at an average density of 1,633.2/sq mi (628.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 24.49% White, 69.21% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.96% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races.Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.
There were 2,499 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 25.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.36.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,603, and the median income for a family was $40,888. Males had a median income of $28,302 versus $28,854 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,130. About 9.3% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.