Injury in Dekalb County
DeKalb County is located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, and is included in the five-county core of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area. DeKalb’s population was 691,893 people making it the third most populated county in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia, ranking just behind Gwinnett County. DeKalb’s county seat is the city of Decatur. DeKalb County is the most racially diverse county in the state of Georgia, according to the most recent Census. DeKalb County is primarily a suburban community, and is the second most affluent county with an African-American majority in the United States. The leaders of DeKalb County have been recognized for their efforts in trying to preserve green space, energy, water and fuel.
DeKalb County has a total area of 270 square miles, with all but 2 square miles of it being occupied by land. DeKalb County is crossed by the South River numerous times, along with many other creeks including Nancy Creek, Snapfinger Creek and two forks of Peachtree Creek. Peachtree Creek and Nancy Creek drain into the Chattahoochee River and eventually to the Gulf of Mexico. The South River drains into the Ocmulgee River and ultimately into the Atlantic Ocean. DeKalb County is situated in such a way that Gwinnett County is north, Rockdale County is east, Henry County is south and Fulton County is west. DeKalb County is very unique in the fact that only 10% of Atlanta, Fulton County, stretches into DeKalb County, but within that 10% of land, nine cities come into contact with DeKalb County such as: Atkins Park, East Atlanta, Edgewood, East Lake, Candler Park, Lake Claire, Morningside-Lenox Park, Kirkwood and Virginia Highlands. DeKalb County is home to Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake and Stone Mountain. DeKalb County is also home to a number of Census-designated places and other communities such as Druid Hills, Gresham Park, North Druid Hills, Lenox Park and Embry Hills.
DeKalb County is very accessible, with four major interstates running through the county, including Interstate 20, Interstate 85, Interstate 285 and Interstate 675. The U.S. Highways that run through DeKalb County are U.S. Route 23, U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 78 and U.S. Route 278. Any major secondary highway that runs through Atlanta most likely passes through DeKalb County, such as Ashword-Dunwoody, Chamblee-Tucker, and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. DeKalb County is home to some of the most prestigious colleges in the state of Georgia. Agnes Scott College is a private, all female, undergraduate college located in DeKalb County, along with Emory University, Mercer University and Oglethorpe University.
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