Roswell, GA
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Roswell is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 94,501 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 89.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Roswell is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roswell who work in management occupations (16.62%), sales jobs (14.38%), and office and administrative support (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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.31% 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Roswell, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Roswell is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.44% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Roswell in 2010 was $42,383, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,532 for a family of four. However, Roswell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Roswell is a very 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 13.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roswell include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

Roswell also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.81%.

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