College Park, GA

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Living in College Park

College Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 14,959 people and six constituent neighborhoods, College Park is the 68th largest community in Georgia.

College Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, College Park is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in College Park who work in office and administrative support (13.40%), sales jobs (12.61%), and management occupations (9.40%).

One downside of living in College Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.42 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For a small city, College Park has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in College Park exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The population of College Park overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in College Park, 23.58% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in College Park in 2010 was $20,090, 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 $80,360 for a family of four. However, College Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. College Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.14% of its population below the federal poverty line.

College Park is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call College Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of College Park residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in College Park include Irish, English, German, African, and Ethiopian.

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