Holly Springs is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 11,281 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Holly Springs is the 95th largest community in Georgia. Holly Springs has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Holly Springs, where the median household income is $77,307.00.
Holly Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Holly Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Holly Springs is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Holly Springs is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Holly Springs who work in management occupations (13.67%), business and financial occupations (12.55%), and sales jobs (12.13%).
Also of interest is that Holly Springs 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: 7.30% 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.
Holly Springs is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Holly Springs’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Holly Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.66 minutes every day commuting to work.
Holly Springs is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.45% of adults in Holly Springs have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Holly Springs in 2010 was $30,513, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,052 for a family of four. However, Holly Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Holly Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Holly Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Holly Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Holly Springs include German, English, Italian, and Northern European.
The most common language spoken in Holly Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.