Roswell, GA
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Living in Roswell


Roswell is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 94,650 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 87.71% 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 (18.29%), sales jobs (14.40%), and business and financial occupations (9.25%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.02% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Roswell, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.53 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Roswell. 56.58% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Roswell in 2010 was $47,657, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,628 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 15.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roswell include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Roswell's cultural character, accounting for 17.36% of the city’s population.

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