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.
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 (15.06%), maintenance occupations (9.37%), and food service (7.72%).
In Lithonia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.79 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.
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 rate of college-level education in Lithonia is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.17% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lithonia in 2010 was $14,771, 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 $59,084 for a family of four.
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 Irish, African, French , and Guyanese.
The most common language spoken in Lithonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.