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1.86% growth
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Median Household Income
7.24% growth
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Number of Employees
1.77% growth
Median Property Value
8.87% growth

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The economy of Atlanta, GA employs 238,663 people. The economy of Atlanta, GA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Information; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 1.82; 1.57; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Atlanta, GA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (35,676), Educational Services (25,583), and Accommodation & Food Service (24,306), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($142,727), Finance & Insurance ($69,740), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($69,697).

Median household income in Atlanta, GA is $53,843. Males in Atlanta, GA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,215. The income inequality of Atlanta, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Atlanta, GA. In Fulton County, GA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 105 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,756. Richmond County, GA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Georgia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Atlanta, GA is from the county of Fulton County, GA.

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Atlanta, GA is home to a population of 472,506 people, from which 95.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Atlanta, GA is composed of 237,590 Black residents (50.3%), 178,077 White residents (37.7%), 23,098 Hispanic residents (4.89%), 20,253 Asian residents (4.29%), and 11,886 Two+ residents (2.52%). The most common foreign languages in Atlanta, GA are Spanish (18,959 speakers), Chinese (3,442 speakers), and French (3,008 speakers), but compared to other places, Atlanta, GA has a relative high number of Hindi (1,819 speakers), French (3,008 speakers), and Other West Germanic (329 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Atlanta, GA awarded 19,391 degrees. The student population of Atlanta, GA is skewed towards females, with 9,359 male students and 10,032 female students. Most students in Atlanta, GA are Black or African American (7,861 and 40.5%), followed by White (6,344 and 32.7%), Asian (1,559 and 8.04%), and Hispanic or Latino (974 and 5.02%). The largest universities in Atlanta, GA by number of graduates are Georgia State University (7,518 and 38.8%), Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (5,682 and 29.3%), and Atlanta Technical College (2,352 and 12.1%). The most popular majors in Atlanta, GA are General Business Administration & Management (847 and 4.37%), General Psychology (647 and 3.34%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (519 and 2.68%). The median tuition costs in Atlanta, GA are $23,626 for private four year colleges, and $6,846 and $21,414 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atlanta, GA is $262,600, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $241,200 to $262,600, a 8.87% increase. The homeownership rate of Atlanta, GA is 41.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Atlanta, GA have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Atlanta, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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