Lithonia is a small town in Georgia with a population of slightly less than 2,000. Young children make up a higher percentage of the population here (11%) than nationally (6%), making it a nice place to raise a family, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 32, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Georgia. Home ownership is less common than renting in Lithonia, and 42% of residents own their homes. The town boasts a relatively affordable average rent of $866 a month, which is $108 less than the state average.
There are two primary industries in Lithonia: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries make up 16% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of the town's population works in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of almost $41,000, Lithonia workers earn about $26,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Georgia. Lithonia's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Among residents over the age of 25 in Lithonia, 12% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 37 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Lithonia residents are well aware that traveling to work takes some patience. Driving a vehicle is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 34% of workers, while public transportation is used by only 3% of the town. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.