Lithonia, GA

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Living in Lithonia

Lithonia is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 2,352 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Lithonia is the 262nd largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Lithonia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lithonia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lithonia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lithonia who work in office and administrative support (18.50%), sales jobs (11.01%), and food service (8.04%).

One downside of living in Lithonia is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lithonia, the average commute to work is 36.56 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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.

In Lithonia, just 11.51% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lithonia in 2010 was $16,241, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $64,964 for a family of four. Lithonia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.90% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, Haitian, Irish, and Nigerian.

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