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, Dahlonega isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dahlonega are a mix 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 (22.65%), food service (10.64%), and office and administrative support (8.60%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Dahlonega telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.71% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Dahlonega area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Dahlonega maintain a good economy.

Dahlonega is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Dahlonega is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.08% of adults in Dahlonega have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Dahlonega in 2010 was $21,901, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,604 for a family of four. However, Dahlonega contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dahlonega is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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. Important ancestries of people in Dahlonega include Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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