Sandy Springs, GA
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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 92.61% 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 (15.63%), sales jobs (13.80%), and business and financial occupations (9.88%).

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: 8.28% 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 noticeable about Sandy Springs, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Sandy Springs is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Sandy Springs a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Sandy Springs is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Sandy Springs area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sandy Springs, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sandy Springs is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.14% 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 Sandy Springs in 2010 was $54,837, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $219,348 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 14.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sandy Springs include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sandy Springs's cultural character, accounting for 20.76% 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.