Dunwoody, GA


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Dunwoody is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 48,884 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.77% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Dunwoody use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Dunwoody‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Dunwoody is a pretty powerful place. 65.85% of the adults in Dunwoody have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.

Dunwoody also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.93%.

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