Most Expensive Atlanta Neighborhoods
|1||Northside Dr NW / Mount Paran Rd NW|
|2||Chatham Rd NW / Andrews Dr NW|
|3||Chastain Dr NE / Roswell Rd NE|
|4||W Wesley Rd NW / Moores Mill Rd NW|
|5||Northside Pky NW / W Paces Ferry Rd NW|
|6||Alexander Cir NE / Phipps Blvd NE|
|9||Lenox Rd NE / Wildwood Rd NE|
|10||Northside Dr NW / Collier Rd NW|
Atlanta is a large city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 456,002 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 89.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Atlanta is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atlanta who work in management occupations (12.88%), sales jobs (12.09%) and office and administrative support (10.97%).
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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Atlanta telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.28% 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.
In addition, Atlanta is a major college town. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Atlanta have a strong influence on the local culture and music scene. In fact, Atlanta is one of only a few big cities that are also major college towns. This combination of big city status and thousands of college students gives Atlanta, on one hand, a sophisticated style, while on the other also providing lots of diversions and entertainment for students. In fact, Atlanta is one of the biggest "college towns" in America. This elevates both the status of the city and the knowledge sector of the local economy, which is sustained by a steady output of new college graduates every spring.
Not only is Atlanta a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. 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.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Atlanta is having a public transportation system, but in Atlanta the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Atlanta benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
The education level of Atlanta ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Atlanta, 47.15% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Atlanta in 2010 was $35,719, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,876 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 and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Atlanta is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||181,681|
|ATLANTA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||41.00%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||59.00%|
|TYPE OF ATLANTA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||39.89%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.18%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.20%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||47.04%|
|SIZE OF ATLANTA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.98%|
|AGE OF ATLANTA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||26.43%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||27.98%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||32.35%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||13.24%|
|ATLANTA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$229,363|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,392|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $55,000||7.92%|
|$55,001 - $109,000||16.13%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||25.14%|
|$218,001 - $328,000||15.27%|
|$328,001 - $437,000||9.79%|
|$437,001 - $546,000||6.09%|
|$546,001 - $819,000||9.60%|
|$819,001 - $1,092,000||3.99%|
|PEOPLE OF ATLANTA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.35%|
|5 TO 17||12.45%|
|18 TO 24||14.61%|
|25 TO 34||19.73%|
|35 TO 54||26.96%|
|55 TO 64||9.75%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||10.14%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||88.44%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$46,439|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$35,719|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||25.24%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.76%)
Public Service (4.17%)
Information Technology (4.09%)
Real estate (2.72%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||52.91%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.18%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.02%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.44%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.96%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.56%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (6.53%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (89.18%)
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