East Point is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 35,282 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, East Point is the 21st largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Point is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Point is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Point who work in office and administrative support (13.96%), sales jobs (10.40%), and management occupations (8.09%).
Also of interest is that East Point has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In East Point, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
East Point has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, East Point has quite a high level of public transit users. East Point’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
In terms of college education, East Point is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.37% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in East Point in 2010 was $22,050, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,200 for a family of four. However, East Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
East Point is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call East Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Point residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in East Point include African, English, German, Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in East Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.