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 16,787 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Norcross is the 97th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Norcross isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Norcross are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Norcross is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norcross who work in sales jobs (10.53%), office and administrative support (9.76%), and maintenance occupations (7.88%).

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 31.25 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Norcross, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

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, 23.50% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norcross in 2010 was $20,271, 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 $81,084 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 47.38% 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 German, English, Lebanese, and Scottish.

Norcross also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 37.59%.

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