Alpharetta is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 65,818 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Alpharetta is the 13th largest community in Georgia.
Alpharetta home prices are not only among the most expensive in Georgia, but Alpharetta real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Alpharetta is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alpharetta is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alpharetta who work in management occupations (21.23%), business and financial occupations (12.33%), and computer science and math (12.01%).
Also of interest is that Alpharetta has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.73% 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.
Because of many things, Alpharetta is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Alpharetta really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Alpharetta perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
If knowledge is power, Alpharetta is a pretty powerful place. 69.92% of the adults in Alpharetta 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 Alpharetta in 2018 was $60,833, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,332 for a family of four.
Alpharetta is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alpharetta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alpharetta residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Alpharetta include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Alpharetta's cultural character, accounting for 29.09% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Alpharetta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.