East Point is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 35,467 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 (14.05%), sales jobs (11.02%), and maintenance occupations (6.97%).
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.
A lot of people in East Point take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in East Point, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
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: 25.03% 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 $19,076, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,304 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. East Point also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.60% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Point include African, English, German, and Jamaican.
The most common language spoken in East Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.