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Waleska, GA
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Living in Waleska


Waleska is a tiny city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 734 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Waleska is the 336th largest community in Georgia.

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

Waleska is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Waleska is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waleska who work in sales jobs (17.70%), business and financial occupations (17.26%), and office and administrative support (9.73%).

Of important note, Waleska is also a city of artists. Waleska has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Waleska’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.33% 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.

Waleska is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Waleska area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Waleska maintain a good economy.

The overall crime rate in Waleska is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

The citizens of Waleska are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.54% of adults in Waleska have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Waleska in 2018 was $13,557, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,228 for a family of four. However, Waleska contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waleska is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waleska home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waleska residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Waleska also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waleska include Italian, English, Irish, German, and Scottish.

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


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