Dunwoody, GA
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Dunwoody is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 48,733 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Dunwoody is the 16th largest community in Georgia.

Dunwoody home prices are not only among the most expensive in Georgia, but Dunwoody real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Dunwoody is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dunwoody is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunwoody who work in management occupations (15.61%), business and financial occupations (11.80%), and sales jobs (11.58%).

Also of interest is that Dunwoody 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: 7.77% 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Dunwoody is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Dunwoody area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Dunwoody. 65.85% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dunwoody in 2010 was $44,671, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,684 for a family of four. However, Dunwoody contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dunwoody is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dunwoody home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dunwoody residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dunwoody include German, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Dunwoody's cultural character, accounting for 22.93% of the city’s population.

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