McDonough, GA

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Living in McDonough

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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in McDonough, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to McDonough, and putting down their money on brand new construction. McDonough’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. McDonough does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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.

One downside of living in McDonough, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.10 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, McDonough is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.34% of adults in McDonough have a college degree.

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.