Alpharetta, GA
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Alpharetta is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 65,338 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Alpharetta is the 12th 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 94.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alpharetta is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alpharetta who work in management occupations (19.60%), sales jobs (13.55%), and office and administrative support (11.76%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Alpharetta telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.62% 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Alpharetta use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Alpharetta‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Alpharetta is a pretty powerful place. 64.10% 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 2010 was $46,113, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,452 for a family of four. However, Alpharetta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Alpharetta's cultural character, accounting for 23.29% 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.