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Sandy Springs, GA

Sandy Springs leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
105,411
Sandy Springs Population7
$
56,336
Median Income6
3.7
%
Unemployment Rate16
 

City Score

 

Population

Sandy Springs is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 66%

Age

36.4
Median Age7
16.1
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Sandy Springs residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 8.1% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 26.8%

Race

53.2
%
Georgia Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Sandy Springs has warm summers and mild winters. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 44 days per year with an average temperature in July of 80°F

Weather

32
%
Chance of Rain12
60
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature35

 

Housing

The average home value in Sandy Springs increased by 43% since 2010 which is 0% lower than the national average and 4% lower than the state average

Rent

$
2,200
Monthly Average13
52
%
Renters36

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Sandy Springs is an average tax location with property tax 18% lower than the national average, but income tax 31% higher than the national average and sales tax 17% higher than the national average.

Other

0.91
%
Property Tax20
8.0
%
Sales Tax18
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax20

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)37

 

Employment

Sandy Springs has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employer is Byers Engineering

Income

13.8
%
<$25,0006
26.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry16

 

Politics

Sandy Springs leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results38

Representatives

Mayor26 Rusty Paul
Republican
House of Representative26 Lucy McBath
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Northside Hospital Forsyth, is 21.7 miles from the center of Sandy Springs, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Atlanta VA Medical Center, is 11.9 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Northside Hospital-Atlanta, is 4.8 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical27 CBD oil only
Decriminalized27 No
 

Safety

In Georgia, 37.7% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 46.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks28
No
Permit to Purchase Law28

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#21 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche29
#12 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche30
#27 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche31
 

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