Roswell, GA
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Roswell is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 94,598 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Roswell is the eighth largest community in Georgia.

Roswell home prices are not only among the most expensive in Georgia, but Roswell real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Roswell is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Roswell is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Roswell who work in management occupations (17.75%), sales jobs (13.79%), and office and administrative support (9.89%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.54% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Roswell is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Roswell, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Roswell is a pretty powerful place. 56.01% of the adults in Roswell have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Roswell in 2010 was $43,953, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,812 for a family of four. However, Roswell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Roswell is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Roswell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Roswell residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Roswell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roswell include German, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Roswell has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.30%).

The most common language spoken in Roswell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.