Suwanee, GA
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Suwanee is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 19,421 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Suwanee is the 61st largest community in Georgia.

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

Suwanee is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Suwanee is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Suwanee who work in management occupations (17.07%), sales jobs (12.38%), and office and administrative support (11.37%).

Also of interest is that Suwanee 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: 9.37% 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.

Suwanee is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Suwanee’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Suwanee is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Suwanee, the average commute to work is 31.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Suwanee, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Suwanee is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Suwanee is a pretty powerful place. 51.07% of the adults in Suwanee 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 Suwanee in 2010 was $33,713, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,852 for a family of four. However, Suwanee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Suwanee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Suwanee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Suwanee residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Suwanee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Suwanee include German, Irish, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Suwanee's cultural character, accounting for 18.10% of the city’s population.

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