McDonough, GA
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McDonough is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 23,417 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, McDonough is the 40th largest community in Georgia. McDonough has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in McDonough, where the median household income is $43,320.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, McDonough is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McDonough is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in McDonough who work in office and administrative support (19.70%), sales jobs (9.32%), and management occupations (7.94%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.26% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in McDonough is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In McDonough, the average commute to work is 33.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of McDonough citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.25% of adults in McDonough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in McDonough in 2010 was $20,372, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,488 for a family of four. However, McDonough contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

McDonough is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call McDonough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McDonough residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in McDonough include Irish, German, Italian, and English.

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