Atlanta is a large city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 498,715 people and 208 constituent neighborhoods, Atlanta is the largest community in Georgia. Atlanta has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Atlanta, where the median household income is $64,179.00.
Atlanta real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Atlanta house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Atlanta is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Atlanta is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atlanta who work in management occupations (14.49%), sales jobs (10.62%), and business and financial occupations (9.89%).
Also of interest is that Atlanta has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Atlanta is also a city of artists. Atlanta has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Atlanta’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.80% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Atlanta is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Atlanta is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Atlanta, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Atlanta are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.
If knowledge is power, Atlanta is a pretty powerful place. 53.40% of the adults in Atlanta have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Atlanta in 2018 was $50,032, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,128 for a family of four. However, Atlanta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Atlanta is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Atlanta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Atlanta residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Atlanta include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Atlanta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.