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 89.44% 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 (18.61%), sales jobs (14.35%), and office and administrative support (9.60%).

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: 9.76% 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.

Another interesting thing about Roswell, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One downside of living in Roswell is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Roswell, the average commute to work is 30.56 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Roswell is a pretty powerful place. 56.43% 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 $45,437, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,748 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 14.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roswell include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Roswell's cultural character, accounting for 18.35% 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.