Austell, GA
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Austell is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 7,107 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Austell is the 115th largest community in Georgia. Austell has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Austell, where the median household income is $45,931.00.

Unlike some cities, Austell isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Austell are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Austell is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Austell who work in office and administrative support (19.95%), food service (8.24%), and sales jobs (7.83%).

One downside of living in Austell, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.95 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Austell is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.95% of adults 25 and older in Austell have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Austell in 2010 was $18,709, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,836 for a family of four. However, Austell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Austell is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Austell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Austell residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Austell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Austell include Jamaican, Nigerian, Kenyan, and African.

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