Norcross, GA
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Norcross is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 16,634 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. 36.75% of the Norcross workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (10.18%), office and administrative support (10.01%), and maintenance occupations (7.99%).

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 31.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Norcross citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.62% of adults in Norcross have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Norcross in 2010 was $19,412, 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 $77,648 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 48.72% 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 English, German, Italian, and African.

Norcross also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 39.14%.

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