A small city located in Georgia, Alpharetta has a population of just over 65,000. Middle-aged professionals will fit right in, as they make up an above-average portion of the community, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 36, is younger than most cities in Georgia. Home ownership is more common than renting in Alpharetta, and 39% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,375 per month, exceeding the state average by $401/month, relatively high rent costs could be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Many Alpharetta residents work in one of two industries: scientific and retail. Combined, these industries account for 17% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, as 13% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Alpharetta workers bring in an average annual income of about $113,000, the seventh-highest average income of any municipality in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Alpharetta has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 15% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 26% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Averaging about 31 minutes, Alpharetta's commute time is longer than the state average of about 28 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, selected by 42% of residents, while public transportation is not extensively used. Not many commuters walk to work.