Sandy Springs, GA
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Living in Sandy Springs


Sandy Springs is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 108,797 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Sandy Springs is the sixth largest community in Georgia.

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

Sandy Springs is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sandy Springs is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sandy Springs who work in management occupations (15.84%), sales jobs (13.13%), and business and financial occupations (11.02%).

Also of interest is that Sandy Springs 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: 8.91% 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 thing that you will notice about Sandy Springs is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Sandy Springs a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Sandy Springs use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Sandy Springs‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sandy Springs. 63.30% 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 Sandy Springs in 2010 was $57,280, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,120 for a family of four. However, Sandy Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sandy Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sandy Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sandy Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sandy Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sandy Springs include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sandy Springs's cultural character, accounting for 20.68% of the city’s population.

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