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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Norcross is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.07% of the Norcross workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (11.04%), office and administrative support (7.87%), and maintenance occupations (7.10%).

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.

In Norcross, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Norcross is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.35% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norcross in 2010 was $22,572, 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 $90,288 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 46.67% 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 Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Norcross's cultural character, accounting for 38.27% of the city’s population.

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