A medium-size city located in Georgia, Sandy Springs has a population of approximately 104,000. It's a great place to transition into adulthood, as young professionals make up a larger portion of the population here (20%) than nationally (15%). By a narrow 54%-46% margin, renters hold a slight majority over homeowners in Sandy Springs despite an average rent of $1,222 a month, which exceeds the state average by $248 a month.
Sandy Springs has a large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 13% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 27% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are four primary industries in Sandy Springs: scientific, entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 30% 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 field. With an average annual income of almost $96K, Sandy Springs workers take home more than the average Georgia resident. Sandy Springs's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Sandy Springs residents have an average commute of about 28 minutes. Driving is the typical way to get to work, selected by 46% of residents, while public transit is used by only 5% of the population. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.