Demorest is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 2,050 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Demorest is the 264th largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities, Demorest isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Demorest are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Demorest is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Demorest who work in office and administrative support (17.87%), teaching (11.19%), and sales jobs (8.46%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Demorest, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Demorest 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 Demorest area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Demorest maintain a good economy.
One of the benefits of Demorest is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.53 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Demorest is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.41% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Demorest in 2010 was $15,275, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $61,100 for a family of four. However, Demorest contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Demorest is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Demorest home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Demorest residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Demorest also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Demorest include English, German, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Demorest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.