McDonough is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 25,782 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 $50,993.00.
McDonough is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (23.23%), sales jobs (9.89%), and teaching (5.59%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.31% 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.65 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of McDonough overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in McDonough, 24.98% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in McDonough in 2010 was $22,286, 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 $89,144 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 African, Irish, English, German, and Haitian.
The most common language spoken in McDonough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.