Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
5.95M
1.16% 1-year growth
Median Age
36.6

Poverty Rate
13.1%

Median Household Income
$69,464
6.24% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$233,700
8.65% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3M
2.31% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA had a population of 5.95M people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $69,464. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA grew from 5.88M to 5.95M, a 1.16% increase and its median household income grew from $65,381 to $69,464, a 6.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.8%), White (Hispanic) (6.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.1%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.17%). 18.1% of the people in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA speak a non-English language, and 92.7% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was $233,700, and the homeownership rate was 64%. Most people in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30 minutes. The average car ownership in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was 2 cars per household.

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA borders N/A.

Civics

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Diversity

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA is home to a population of 5.95M people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 13.3% of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA residents were born outside of the country (792k people).

In 2018, there were 1.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.76M people) in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.01M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 381k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are Spanish (513,602 speakers), Vietnamese (45,116 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (43,975 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.76M ± 5.26k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.01M ± 10.8k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    381k ± 14.4k
10.9%
Hispanic Population
647k people

In 2018, there were 1.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.76M people) in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.01M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 381k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.9% of the people in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are hispanic (647k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    513,602 speakers (9.2%)
  2. Vietnamese
    45,116 speakers (0.808%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    43,975 speakers (0.788%)

18.1% of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was Spanish. 9.2% of the overall population of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are native Spanish speakers. 0.808% speak Vietnamese and 0.788% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
792k people
13.2%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
778k people

As of 2018, 13.3% of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA residents (792k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was 13.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was N/A, the natal country of N/A Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

92.7%
2018 Citizenship
92.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.7% of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    87,995 ± 3,619
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    64,166 ± 5,026
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    63,313 ± 4,964

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA is $69,464. In N/A, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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The economy of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA employs 3M people. The largest industries in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (333,537 people), Retail Trade (322,273 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (289,392 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($79,241), Utilities ($74,018), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,113).

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,464
2018 value
± $1,074
6.24%
1 Year Growth
± 1.82%

Households in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA have a median annual income of $69,464, 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 $65,381 in 2017, which represents a 6.24% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Female Salary in N/A
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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA is from Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
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In N/A, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (742k out of 5.68M 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. Black
    346,450 ± 5,202
  2. White
    286,802 ± 4,474
  3. Hispanic
    135,942 ± 3,233

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA is Black, followed by White 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

3M
2018 Value
± 33,045
2.31%
1 Year growth
± 1.52%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA grew at a rate of 2.31%, from 2.93M employees to 3M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, are Management Occupations (352,653 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (345,812 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (325,172 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (352,653 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (345,812 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (325,172 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.38 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.19 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($90,786), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,774), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,475).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3M
2018 Value
± 33,045
2.31%
1 Year growth
± 1.52%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA grew at a rate of 2.31%, from 2.93M employees to 3M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (333,537 people), Retail Trade (322,273 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (289,392 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, though some of these residents may live in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (333,537 people), Retail Trade (322,273 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (289,392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.48 times higher than expected), Information (1.46 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($79,241), Utilities ($74,018), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,113).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was $233,700 in 2018, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $215,100 to $233,700, a 8.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA is 64%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA have an average commute time of 30 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$233,700
2018 Median
± $2,254
$215,100
2017 Median
± $2,460

In 2018, the median property value in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA grew to to $233,700 from the previous year's value of $215,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,464
Median Household Income
± $1,074
2.14M
Number of Households
± 25,725

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.14M households in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA grew to $69,464 from the previous year's value of $65,381.

The following chart displays the households in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64%
2018 Homeownership
63%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64% of the housing units in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63%.

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

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Commute Time

30 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA have a longer commute time (30 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.88% of the workforce in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.86%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.63%)

In 2018, 77.3% of workers in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.86%) and those who worked at home (7.63%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

87% of the population of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 8.78% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Coverage

13%
Uninsured
51.4%
Employer Coverage
13%
Medicaid
8.78%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA grew by 3.14% from 12.6% to 13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 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. N/A
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  3. N/A
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N/A the highest prevalence of N/A in N/A, at N/A.

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