Lithonia, GA
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Lithonia is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 2,022 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Lithonia is the 262nd largest community in Georgia.

Lithonia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lithonia is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lithonia who work in office and administrative support (17.11%), maintenance occupations (8.21%), and sales jobs (7.65%).

In Lithonia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.09 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.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Lithonia has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The rate of college-level education in Lithonia is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.00% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lithonia in 2010 was $13,916, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,664 for a family of four. Lithonia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.90% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Lithonia is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lithonia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lithonia residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lithonia include Jamaican, French , African, and Guyanese.

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