Powder Springs, GA

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Living in Powder Springs

Powder Springs is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 15,758 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Powder Springs is the 69th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Powder Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Powder Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Powder Springs is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Powder Springs who work in office and administrative support (14.83%), sales jobs (8.27%), and business and financial occupations (8.05%).

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 7.89% 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.

One downside of living in Powder Springs is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Powder Springs, the average commute to work is 37.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Powder Springs citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.80% of adults in Powder Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Powder Springs in 2018 was $29,924, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,696 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 15.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Powder Springs include English, German, Jamaican, African, and Irish.

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