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10 Wealthiest Neighborhoods in Georgia

berkeley-lake-730x350Georgia is a state with affluent neighborhoods both large and small. Many of these towns and cities have low poverty and crime rates, comfortable costs of living, and people of various age groups with whom to interact. Based on per capita income information from the United States Census Bureau, here are the 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Georgia:

1) Berkeley Lake

Berkeley Lake is a city in northern Georgia with a population of over 1,500 people. The age of residents is relatively diverse, with significant portions of the population falling into age ranges from under 18 to 64, and just over 7% over 65. In fact, nearly 44% of households include children. The per capita income in Berkeley Lake sits at a comfortable $69,439. Only approximately 2.3% of residents fall under the poverty line, and 2.7% of families. The cost of living in this city is close to the national average. The majority of the adult population is educated, with over 68% of people over the age of 25 having Bachelor degrees. The unemployment rate is also lower than the overall rate for the state of Georgia.

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2) Johns Creek

Johns Creek, in Fulton County in northern Georgia, is a wealthy city-suburb with a population of approximately 77,000 people. The city has more racial diversity than others, with a significant population of white, Asian, African American, and Hispanic residents. The median age of the population is 39 years old. The per capita income in Johns Creek sits at $65,994. Johns Creek is known for its great public schools which consistently produce students with high-ranked SAT scores. The city’s cost of living index is slightly below that of the United States overall. The top employer in Johns Creek is State Farm insurance company. Unemployment is relatively low, at 4.5%, which is lower than the state’s average unemployment rate of 5.8%. Additionally, this city’s crime index is significantly lower than that of the national average, so it is a relatively safe area.

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