Sugar Hill, a small city in Georgia, has a population of approximately 21,000. Families with children should fit right in, as kids aged 5-14 make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the city. With an average age of just under 35, the city's population skews younger than most cities in Georgia. Most Sugar Hill residents own their homes, and 21% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs could play a role, as the average rent of $1,314 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $974.
With an average commute time of about 37 minutes, slower than most cities in Georgia, Sugar Hill residents are well aware that traveling to work takes some patience. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 44% of commuters, while public transportation is not widely used. Not many residents commute to work on foot.
There are three primary industries in Sugar Hill: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 19% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in management, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $93,000, Sugar Hill workers earn more than the average Georgia resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Sugar Hill has a relatively high concentration of college graduates compared to the national average (13%), as 16% of the city's residents over the age of 25 possess a Bachelor's Degree. Additionally, 23% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.