Atlanta is a large city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 506,811 people and 175 constituent neighborhoods, Atlanta is the largest community in Georgia.
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 88.70% 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 (14.28%), sales jobs (11.08%), and business and financial occupations (9.56%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Atlanta telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.14% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Atlanta really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Atlanta citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Atlanta ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Atlanta a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
If knowledge is power, Atlanta is a pretty powerful place. 51.78% 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 $47,424, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,696 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 Langs. of India.