Norcross, GA
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Living in Norcross


Norcross is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 16,563 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Norcross is the 97th largest community in Georgia.

Norcross real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Norcross house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Norcross is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Norcross is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norcross who work in sales jobs (10.06%), office and administrative support (9.35%), and maintenance occupations (9.26%).

Also of interest is that Norcross has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Norcross, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.40 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of Norcross 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 Norcross, 24.77% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norcross in 2010 was $21,786, 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 $87,144 for a family of four. However, Norcross contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Norcross is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Norcross home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Norcross, accounting for 46.69% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Norcross residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Norcross include Irish, German, English, Russian, and Lebanese.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Norcross's cultural character, accounting for 37.57% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Norcross is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.