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 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 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.56 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.
Lithonia, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.
The percentage of people in Lithonia with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.51% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
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.