Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
6.09M
1.13% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.9
0.272% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
2.32% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$82,625
9.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$299,800
18.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3.07M
1.86% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA had a population of 6.09M people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $82,625. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA grew from 6.03M to 6.09M, a 1.13% increase and its median household income grew from $75,267 to $82,625, a 9.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.34%), Other (Hispanic) (3.62%), and White (Hispanic) (3.6%).

None of the households in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.8% of the residents in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (9,969 degrees awarded in 2022), Georgia State University (8,351 degrees), and Kennesaw State University (7,682 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was $299,800, and the homeownership rate was 65.3%.

Most people in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA is home to a population of 6.09M people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.1% of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA residents were born outside of the country (859k people).

In 2022, there were 1.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.73M people) in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.06M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 386k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2022 Citizenship
92.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.8% of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.73M ± 4.09k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.06M ± 5.21k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    386k ± 2.29k
11.1%
Hispanic Population
679k people

In 2022, there were 1.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.73M people) in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.06M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 386k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.1% of the people in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are hispanic (679k 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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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
859k people
14.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
849k people

As of 2022, 14.1% of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA residents (859k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was 14.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    82,037 ± 2,444
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    77,430 ± 2,860
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    61,928 ± 2,703

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA employs 3.07M people. The largest industries in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (336,267 people), Retail Trade (335,706 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (323,306 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($84,399), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,767), and Information ($79,816).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.07M
2022 Value
± 17,369
1.86%
1 Year growth
± 0.789%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 3.02M employees to 3.07M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, are Management Occupations (384,954 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (336,589 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (320,150 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

3.07M
2022 Value
± 17,369
1.86%
1 Year growth
± 0.789%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA grew at a rate of 1.86%, from 3.02M employees to 3.07M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (336,267 people), Retail Trade (335,706 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (323,306 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,257
Median earning men ± $424
$41,647
Median earning women ± $282

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,321), Information ($85,518), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($70,142), Public Administration ($57,839), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,721).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 60,777
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 40,427
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 35,970
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA awarded 70,511 degrees. The student population of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 116,094 male students and 145,777 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are White (24,868 and 37.9%), followed by Black or African American (23,675 and 36.1%), Hispanic or Latino (6,650 and 10.1%), and Asian (6,117 and 9.33%).

The largest universities in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA by number of degrees awarded are Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (9,969 and 14.1%), Georgia State University (8,351 and 11.8%), and Kennesaw State University (7,682 and 10.9%).

The most popular majors in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are General Business Administration & Management (4,389 and 6.22%), General Computer & Information Sciences (3,784 and 5.37%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,976 and 4.22%).

The median tuition costs in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA are $21,948 for private four year colleges, and $4,218 and $15,106 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 41.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 33%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 261,871 (44.3% men and 55.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 261,871 students enrolled in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, 44.3% men and 55.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 86,397 records, of which 65% were women and 35% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,549 degrees awarded
  2. 1,890 degrees awarded
  3. 1,552 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was General Biological Sciences with 1,549 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,969 degrees awarded
  2. 8,351 degrees awarded
  3. 7,682 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus with 9,969 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 29,986 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, which is 0.74 times less than the 40,525 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 24,868 degrees mean that there were 1.05 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 23,675 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($28,050) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,282) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was $299,800 in 2022, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $252,100 to $299,800, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA is 65.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA have an average commute time of 31.5 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.

Median household income in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA is $82,625. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

Property

$299,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,541
$1.47M
Median Property Taxes
±$10,500

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.3% 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 64.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$82,625
Median Household Income
± $569
2.24M
Number of Households
± 14,019

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.24M households in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA grew to $82,625 from the previous year's value of $75,267.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.1%)
  3. Carpooled (8.57%)

In 2022, 70.3% of workers in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.1%) and those who carpooled to work (8.57%).

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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Commute Time

31.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA have a longer commute time (31.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.42% of the workforce in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (651k out of 6M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Health

87.6% of the population of Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 9.46% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1492 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 637 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,492 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1,508 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.5% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
9.46%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA declined by 1.84% from 12.6% to 12.4%.

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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