McDonough is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 26,768 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 $63,108.00.
Unlike some cities, McDonough isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in McDonough are a mix 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 (13.51%), sales jobs (11.11%), and teaching (7.38%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.34% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In McDonough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.10 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of McDonough citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.34% of adults in McDonough have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in McDonough in 2018 was $25,860, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,440 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, English, German, Haitian, and African.
The most common language spoken in McDonough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.