Suwanee, GA
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Suwanee is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 18,694 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Suwanee is the 61st largest community in Georgia.

Suwanee home prices are not only among the most expensive in Georgia, but Suwanee real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Suwanee is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Suwanee is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Suwanee who work in management occupations (17.87%), sales jobs (13.52%), and office and administrative support (12.23%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.31% 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.

Because of many things, Suwanee 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, Suwanee really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Suwanee 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 Suwanee, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.16 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Suwanee, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Suwanee is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.93% 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 Suwanee in 2010 was $34,134, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,536 for a family of four. However, Suwanee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Suwanee is a very 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 11.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Suwanee include Irish, German, Italian, and European.

Suwanee also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.45%.

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