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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.37% 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.
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.
In Suwanee, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.91 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 being a small city, Suwanee has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
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 51.07% 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 $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.
Suwanee also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.10%.
The most common language spoken in Suwanee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.