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 $45,263.00.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in McDonough who work in office and administrative support (16.18%), management occupations (10.33%), and sales jobs (9.97%).

In McDonough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, McDonough is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.83% of adults 25 and older in McDonough have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in McDonough in 2010 was $20,296, 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 $81,184 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 Indic languages.