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.
Because of many things, Holly Springs is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Holly Springs a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Holly Springs has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Holly Springs is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Holly Springs are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.45% of adults in Holly Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
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.