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Porterdale is a town in Newton County, in the Atlanta metro area.
The community was named for Oliver S. Porter, mill owner
The latitude of Porterdale is 33.575N. The longitude is -83.893W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 699 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,420.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Porterdale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Newton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30070 ZIP code.
2% of Porterdale residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Porterdale ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Porterdale was $10,812, compared with $21,587 nationally.
3% of Porterdale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Porterdale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $420. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $574.
Newton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Porterdale political report.
The average commute time for Porterdale workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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