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 105,330 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 92.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sandy Springs is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sandy Springs who work in sales jobs (15.57%), management occupations (13.88%), and business and financial occupations (9.69%).

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.

Of important note, Sandy Springs is also a city of artists. Sandy Springs has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sandy Springs’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.94% 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Sandy Springs is a pretty powerful place. 59.73% of the adults in Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs in 2010 was $51,827, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,308 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 13.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sandy Springs include German, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

In addition, Sandy Springs has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.65%).

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