Dahlonega, GA
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Dahlonega is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 6,394 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dahlonega is the 140th largest community in Georgia.

Dahlonega real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Dahlonega house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dahlonega is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dahlonega is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dahlonega who work in sales jobs (26.12%), computer science and math (7.80%), and food service (7.20%).

Also of interest is that Dahlonega has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.91% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Dahlonega is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Dahlonega to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

As is often the case in a small city, Dahlonega doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Dahlonega are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.85% of adults in Dahlonega have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dahlonega in 2010 was $20,426, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,704 for a family of four. However, Dahlonega contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Dahlonega home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dahlonega residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dahlonega also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dahlonega include Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.

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