Alpharetta, GA

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Population

63,929

1.45% growth

Poverty Rate

6.98%


Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$98,489

5.21% growth

Number of Employees

32,116

1.82% growth

Median Property Value

$364,900

6.04% growth

About

In 2017, Alpharetta, GA had a population of 63.9k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $98,489. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alpharetta, GA grew from 63,013 to 63,929, a 1.45% increase and its median household income grew from $93,613 to $98,489, a 5.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alpharetta, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (17.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.8%), White (Hispanic) (6.28%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.49%). N/A% of the people in Alpharetta, GA speak a non-English language, and 85.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alpharetta, GA are Paul Mitchell the School-Esani (152 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Alpharetta, GA is $364,900, and the homeownership rate is 63.7%. Most people in Alpharetta, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Alpharetta, GA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Alpharetta, GA employs 32.1k people. The largest industries in Alpharetta, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,267 people), Retail Trade (3,280 people), and Manufacturing (2,913 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($127,578), Manufacturing ($123,304), and Information ($101,410).

Median household income in Alpharetta, GA is $98,489. Males in Alpharetta, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Alpharetta, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$98,489

2017 value

± $4,917

5.21%

1 Year Growth

± 7.6%

Households in Alpharetta, GA have a median annual income of $98,489, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $93,613 in 2016, which represents a 5.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alpharetta, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 116.18

  2. Census Tract 116.10

  3. Census Tract 116.16

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alpharetta, GA was Census Tract 116.18 with a value of $110,335, followed by Census Tract 116.10 and Census Tract 116.16, with respective values of $102,656 and $71,145.

The following map shows all of the places in Alpharetta, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alpharetta, GA (4.44k out of 63.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,571 ± 488

  2. Black

    1,040 ± 295

  3. Hispanic

    958 ± 305

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alpharetta, GA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

32.1k

2017 Value

± 1,393

1.82%

1 Year growth

± 6.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alpharetta, GA grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 31.5k employees to 32.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alpharetta, GA, are Management Occupations (6,455 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,530 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3,854 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alpharetta, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alpharetta, GA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (6,455 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,530 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (3,854 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alpharetta, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (4.12 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.97 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alpharetta, GA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($117,250), Management Occupations ($104,210), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($96,484).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

32.1k

2017 Value

± 1,393

1.82%

1 Year growth

± 6.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alpharetta, GA grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 31.5k employees to 32.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alpharetta, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,267 people), Retail Trade (3,280 people), and Manufacturing (2,913 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alpharetta, GA, though some of these residents may live in Alpharetta, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Alpharetta, GA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,267 people), Retail Trade (3,280 people), and Manufacturing (2,913 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alpharetta, GA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.79 times higher than expected), Information (2.51 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alpharetta, GA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($127,578), Manufacturing ($123,304), and Information ($101,410).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.5% of the population of Alpharetta, GA has health coverage, with 68.5% on employee plans, 3.72% on Medicaid, 6.95% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 0.438% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Alpharetta, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Alpharetta, GA see 936 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (948 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1402 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 486 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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936 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, GA see an average of 936 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (948 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fulton County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.54%

Uninsured

68.5%

Employer Coverage

3.72%

Medicaid

6.95%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

0.438%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alpharetta, GA declined by 1.68% from 7.67% to 7.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alpharetta, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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Diversity

Alpharetta, GA is home to a population of 63.9k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 24.4% of Alpharetta, GA residents were born outside of the country (15.6k people).

In 2017, there were 3.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.3k people) in Alpharetta, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alpharetta, GA was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Alpharetta, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Alpharetta, GA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

24.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.6k people

23.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.7k people

As of 2017, 24.4% of Alpharetta, GA residents (15.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alpharetta, GA was 23.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

86.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.7% of Alpharetta, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alpharetta, GA was 86.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alpharetta, GA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    37.3k ± 1.62k

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    11.2k ± 888

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    7.53k ± 1.24k

In 2017, there were 3.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.3k people) in Alpharetta, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Alpharetta, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    620 ± 175

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    471 ± 173

  3. Korea

    210 ± 106

Alpharetta, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Alpharetta, GA awarded 152 degrees. The student population of Alpharetta, GA is skewed towards women, with 14 male students and 275 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alpharetta, GA are White (63 and 42.3%), followed by Black or African American (50 and 33.6%), Hispanic or Latino (21 and 14.1%), and Two or More Races (11 and 7.38%).

The largest universities in Alpharetta, GA by number of degrees awarded are Paul Mitchell the School-Esani (152 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alpharetta, GA are General Cosmetology (104 and 68.4%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (32 and 21.1%), and Other Cosmetology & Related Personal Grooming Arts (8 and 5.26%).

The median tuition costs in Alpharetta, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 104 degrees awarded

  2. 32 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Alpharetta, GA was General Cosmetology with 104 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Alpharetta, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

152 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Alpharetta, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Paul Mitchell the School-Esani with 152 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8

Degrees Awarded to Men

144

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 8 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alpharetta, GA, which is 0.0556 times less than the 144 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    63 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Alpharetta, GA were to White students. These 63 degrees mean that there were 1.26 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 50 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alpharetta, GA was $364,900 in 2017, which is 1.59 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $344,100 to $364,900, a 6.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Alpharetta, GA is 63.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alpharetta, GA have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alpharetta, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$364,900

2017 Median

± $12,026

$344,100

2016 Median

± $13,123

In 2017, the median property value in Alpharetta, GA grew to to $364,900 from the previous year's value of $344,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alpharetta, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alpharetta, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$98,489

Median Household Income

± $4,917

23.3k

Number of Households

± 1,074

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.3k households in Alpharetta, GA grew to $98,489 from the previous year's value of $93,613.

The following chart displays the households in Alpharetta, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Alpharetta, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alpharetta, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

63.7%

2017 Homeownership

63.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.7% of the housing units in Alpharetta, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alpharetta, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alpharetta, GA have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.12% of the workforce in Alpharetta, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    12.2%

  3. Carpooled

    5.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Alpharetta, GA was Drove Alone (77.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (12.2%) and those who Carpooled (5.54%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alpharetta, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alpharetta, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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