Ellenwood, GA
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Living in Ellenwood


Ellenwood is a medium-sized town located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 34,572 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Ellenwood is the 26th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some towns, Ellenwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ellenwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ellenwood is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ellenwood who work in office and administrative support (20.62%), management occupations (8.88%), and sales jobs (7.20%).

Also of interest is that Ellenwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Ellenwood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ellenwood, the average commute to work is 34.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Ellenwood is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Ellenwood, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, Ellenwood is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.08% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ellenwood in 2010 was $24,415, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,660 for a family of four. However, Ellenwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ellenwood is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ellenwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ellenwood residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Ellenwood include Jamaican, Irish, German, and English.

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