Alpharetta, GA
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Alpharetta is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 63,693 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 94.00% 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 (19.74%), sales jobs (13.85%), and office and administrative support (10.86%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.25% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Alpharetta, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Alpharetta is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.39% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Alpharetta in 2010 was $42,644, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,576 for a family of four. However, Alpharetta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Alpharetta is a very 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 Russian.

Alpharetta also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.01%.

The most common language spoken in Alpharetta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.