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Powder Springs, GA
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Living in Powder Springs


Powder Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 17,083 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Powder Springs is the 66th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Powder Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Powder Springs is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Powder Springs who work in office and administrative support (12.33%), sales jobs (10.29%), and business and financial occupations (8.80%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Powder Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.95% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In Powder Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Powder Springs are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.43% of adults in Powder Springs have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Powder Springs in 2018 was $32,601, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,404 for a family of four. However, Powder Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Powder Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Powder Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Powder Springs residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Powder Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Powder Springs include English, German, Irish, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Powder Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.