Stone Mountain, GA

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Living in Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 6,324 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Stone Mountain is the 130th largest community in Georgia.

Stone Mountain is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stone Mountain is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stone Mountain who work in office and administrative support (20.88%), food service (15.57%), and management occupations (6.84%).

In Stone Mountain, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.80 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Stone Mountain has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The overall education level of Stone Mountain is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.15% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Stone Mountain in 2010 was $20,822, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,288 for a family of four. However, Stone Mountain contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Stone Mountain is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Stone Mountain home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stone Mountain residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Stone Mountain include Jamaican, English, Irish, African, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Stone Mountain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.