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.



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.



3) Dunwoody

In northern Georgia sits the affluent city of Dunwoody, which has a population of over 47,000 people. The majority of the population is working age, between 22 and 64, but almost a quarter of the population is under the age of 18. Interestingly, although almost 30% of households are families with children, over 40% of households are not families. Dunwoody’s per capita income is $62,523. The median value of houses and condos in this city is significantly higher than that of Georgia overall. Although the majority of residents are white, significant portions of the population are Asian, Black, and Hispanic as well. Dunwoody’s cost of living index is slightly under the national average. The top employer in the city is InterContinental Hotels Group, and there are public schools and universities within city limits. Dunwoody is an easily traversable city, as an interstate highway runs right by its border, and there is subway and bus service.



4) Vinings

Vinings, a town in Cobb County in northern Georgia, has a population of approximately 9,700 people. The town occupies an area of 3.3 square miles. The majority of residents are between ages 25 and 44, with 30 being the median age. The per capita income in Vinings is $61,083, but men tend to have a higher income than women. Just over 5% of the population is under the poverty line, but only 4.9% of residents are unemployed, which is lower than Georgia’s overall unemployment rate. Over 66% of residents over the age of 25 have a Bachelor’s degree. Though the town is unincorporated, there has been discussion about whether it could officially become a township, which would give the town itself more control over certain aspects of land use.



5) Chattahoochee Hills

Chattahoochee Hills is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, which has a population of approximately 2,400 people. There is variation in resident ages, with large portions of the population belonging to most age groups, although only about 3.3% of residents are between 18 and 21. The per capita income in this city is $52,835. The cost of living index in Chattahoochee Hills is 86.9, which is less than the national average of 100. The majority of people in this city are currently married. A large majority of residents over 25 have a high school diploma, but only 27.7% have a Bachelor’s degree. The city’s crime index is significantly lower than that of the United States overall. Unemployment in Chattahoochee Hills matches that of the Georgia average, at 5.8%.


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