Demorest is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 2,125 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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Demorest who work in sales jobs (15.37%), teaching (10.25%), and management occupations (8.78%).
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.
Demorest 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.
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: 26.04% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Demorest in 2018 was $18,303, 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 $73,212 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 11.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Demorest include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Demorest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.