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.

One downside of living in Norcross is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Norcross, the average commute to work is 31.25 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Norcross has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the subway - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The education level of Norcross citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.50% of adults in Norcross 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.

In addition, Norcross has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.59%).

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