Sandy Springs, GA

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Population

103,703

1.46% growth

Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$70,920

3.34% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Number of Employees

59,437

3.08% growth

Median Property Value

$440,500

4.48% growth

About

In 2017, Sandy Springs, GA had a population of 104k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $70,920. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sandy Springs, GA grew from 102,212 to 103,703, a 1.46% increase and its median household income grew from $68,629 to $70,920, a 3.34% increase.

The population of Sandy Springs, GA is 56.5% White Alone, 20% Black or African American Alone, and 14.4% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Sandy Springs, GA speak a non-English language, and 85.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sandy Springs, GA are University of Phoenix-Georgia (597 degrees awarded in 2016), The Art Institute of Atlanta (389 degrees), and Argosy University-Atlanta (353 degrees).

The median property value in Sandy Springs, GA is $440,500, and the homeownership rate is 46.1%. Most people in Sandy Springs, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sandy Springs, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sandy Springs, GA employs 59.4k people. The largest industries in Sandy Springs, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (10,800 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,506 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,591 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($82,877), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,868), and Utilities ($75,052).

Median household income in Sandy Springs, GA is $70,920. Males in Sandy Springs, 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 Sandy Springs, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,920

2017 value

± $1,634

3.34%

1 Year Growth

± 5.04%

Households in Sandy Springs, GA have a median annual income of $70,920, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,629 in 2016, which represents a 3.34% 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 Sandy Springs, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia 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)

  1. Census Tract 101.08

  2. Census Tract 101.07

  3. Census Tract 102.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sandy Springs, GA was Census Tract 101.08 with a value of $154,583, followed by Census Tract 101.07 and Census Tract 102.04, with respective values of $149,250 and $148,707.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sandy Springs, GA (11.6k out of 103k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    5,863 ± 717

  2. Hispanic

    4,101 ± 652

  3. Black

    3,857 ± 751

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

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

59.4k

2017 Value

± 2,091

3.08%

1 Year growth

± 4.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sandy Springs, GA grew at a rate of 3.08%, from 57.7k employees to 59.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sandy Springs, GA, are Management Occupations (9,290 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,203 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (5,873 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sandy Springs, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sandy Springs, GA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (9,290 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,203 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (5,873 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sandy Springs, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.81 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.59 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sandy Springs, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($118,456), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($87,321), and Management Occupations ($82,931).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59.4k

2017 Value

± 2,091

3.08%

1 Year growth

± 4.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sandy Springs, GA grew at a rate of 3.08%, from 57.7k employees to 59.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sandy Springs, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (10,800 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,506 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,591 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sandy Springs, GA, though some of these residents may live in Sandy Springs, 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 Sandy Springs, GA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (10,800 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,506 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,591 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sandy Springs, GA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.6 times higher than expected), Information (2.29 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sandy Springs, GA, by median earnings, are Information ($82,877), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,868), and Utilities ($75,052).

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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. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% 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. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

88.3% of the population of Sandy Springs, GA has health coverage, with 59.3% on employee plans, 7.64% on Medicaid, 9.07% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.951% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sandy Springs, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 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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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

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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%).

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

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Access and Quality

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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

11.7%

Uninsured

59.3%

Employer Coverage

7.64%

Medicaid

9.07%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

0.951%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sandy Springs, GA declined by 10.9% from 13.1% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sandy Springs, 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Sandy Springs, GA is home to a population of 104k people, from which 85.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.8% of Sandy Springs, GA residents were born outside of the country (21.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sandy Springs, GA is composed of 58.6k White Alone residents (56.5%), 20.7k Black or African American Alone residents (20%), 15k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.4%), 6.78k Asian Alone residents (6.54%), 1.94k Two or More Races residents (1.87%), 443 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.427%), 212 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.204%), and 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00771%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sandy Springs, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sandy Springs, GA was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Sandy Springs, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sandy Springs, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.5k people

19.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

20k people

As of 2017, 20.8% of Sandy Springs, GA residents (21.5k 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 Sandy Springs, GA was 19.5%, 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

85.9%

2017 Citizenship

87%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.9% of Sandy Springs, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sandy Springs, GA was 87%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    58.6k ± 1.41k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    20.7k ± 1.55k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15k ± 1.86k

In 2017, there were 2.83 times more White Alone residents (58.6k people) in Sandy Springs, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.7k Black or African American Alone and 15k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sandy Springs, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Sandy Springs, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Sandy Springs, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sandy Springs, GA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,307 ± 180

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    666 ± 208

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    601 ± 212

Sandy Springs, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sandy Springs, GA awarded 2,344 degrees. The student population of Sandy Springs, GA is skewed towards women, with 2,542 male students and 5,551 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sandy Springs, GA are Black or African American (1,152 and 49.6%), followed by Unknown (570 and 24.6%), White (366 and 15.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (137 and 5.9%).

The largest universities in Sandy Springs, GA by number of degrees awarded are University of Phoenix-Georgia (597 and 25.5%), The Art Institute of Atlanta (389 and 16.6%), and Argosy University-Atlanta (353 and 15.1%).

The most popular majors in Sandy Springs, GA are General Business Administration & Management (454 and 19.4%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (228 and 9.73%), and Registered Nursing (182 and 7.76%).

The median tuition costs in Sandy Springs, 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sandy Springs, GA was Registered Nursing with 182 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Sandy Springs, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 597 degrees awarded

  2. 389 degrees awarded

  3. 353 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Sandy Springs, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Phoenix-Georgia with 597 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

668

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,676

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 668 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sandy Springs, GA, which is 0.399 times less than the 1,676 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,152 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    570 degrees awarded

  3. White

    366 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sandy Springs, GA were to Black or African American students. These 1,152 degrees mean that there were 2.02 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 570 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sandy Springs, GA was $440,500 in 2017, which is 2.02 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $421,600 to $440,500, a 4.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Sandy Springs, GA is 46.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sandy Springs, GA have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sandy Springs, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$70,920

Median Household Income

± $1,634

44.9k

Number of Households

± 1,569

In 2017, the median household income of the 44.9k households in Sandy Springs, GA grew to $70,920 from the previous year's value of $68,629.

The following chart displays the households in Sandy Springs, 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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Housing

Property Value

$440,500

2017 Median

± $10,222

$421,600

2016 Median

± $11,411

In 2017, the median property value in Sandy Springs, GA grew to to $440,500 from the previous year's value of $421,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sandy Springs, 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 Sandy Springs, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

46.1%

2017 Homeownership

46.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 46.1% of the housing units in Sandy Springs, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 46.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sandy Springs, GA have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Sandy Springs, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.5%

  2. Public Transit

    8.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.28%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sandy Springs, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Worked At Home.

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