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 15,212 people and six constituent neighborhoods, College Park is the 68th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, College Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in College Park are a mix of both white- and blue-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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In College Park, the average commute to work is 32.42 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 citizens of College Park are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.58% of adults in College Park having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.