A large city located in Georgia, Atlanta has slightly more than 471,000 residents. It's a great place to start a career, as young professionals make up a higher percentage of the population here (20%) than nationally (15%), while retirees appear in smaller numbers. At an average age of just over 36, the city's population is younger than most cities in Georgia. Most Atlanta residents rent, and 43% of residents are homeowners despite an average rent of $1,095 per month, which exceeds the state average by $121 a month.
Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Atlanta, the most common four of which are scientific, retail, education, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 25% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in management, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of about $75,000, Atlanta workers bring in more than their peers elsewhere in the state. However, the city's average income is roughly on par with the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Atlanta has a large number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 11% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 18% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Atlanta has an average commute time of about 29 minutes. Many residents (36%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by only 5% of the city. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.