Sugar Hill, GA
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Sugar Hill is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 24,112 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sugar Hill is the 47th largest community in Georgia.

Sugar Hill real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Sugar Hill house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sugar Hill is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sugar Hill is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sugar Hill who work in management occupations (13.96%), sales jobs (12.03%), and office and administrative support (11.79%).

Also of interest is that Sugar Hill 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: 8.59% 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.

Because of many things, Sugar Hill is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sugar Hill really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sugar Hill perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Sugar Hill, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Sugar Hill is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.85% of adults in Sugar Hill have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sugar Hill in 2010 was $32,024, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,096 for a family of four. However, Sugar Hill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sugar Hill is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sugar Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sugar Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sugar Hill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sugar Hill include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sugar Hill's cultural character, accounting for 21.82% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Sugar Hill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.