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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Demorest is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (17.03%), teaching (11.69%), and sales jobs (8.29%).
Demorest is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Demorest to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.86 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Demorest is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.50% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Demorest in 2010 was $16,833, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,332 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. Important ancestries of people in Demorest include German, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Demorest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.