Lithonia is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 2,331 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Lithonia is the 262nd largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lithonia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lithonia is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lithonia who work in office and administrative support (12.74%), sales jobs (8.16%), and healthcare (8.16%).
In Lithonia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.07 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.
For a small city, Lithonia has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Lithonia exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Lithonia rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.96% of adults 25 and older in Lithonia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Lithonia in 2018 was $20,459, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,836 for a family of four. Lithonia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.95% 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 African, Jamaican, German, Haitian, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Lithonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.