Wednesday, October 28, 2009

U.S. Census Bureau evaluates Dunwoody in the American Community Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday released the latest version of the American Community Survey demographic estimates for 2006-2008.

For the first time, this ongoing statistical portrait of America included information from geographic areas with a population of less than 60,000. The 2010 census and the ACS will help determine the distribution of more than $400 billion in federal tax funds yearly.

The data on Dunwoody, Georgia is broken down into two sections, the narrative profile and then the statistical data in a table. The narrative is found here and I would recommend that readers start here for an overview of the city and then go to the table if you want to dig deeper.  Below is just a couple of paragraphs from the survey findings in narrative form.

American Community Survey of Dunwoody, GA - Narrative Profile
POPULATION OF Dunwoody CDP: In 2006-2008, Dunwoody CDP had a total population of 41,000 - 22,000 (54 percent) females and 19,000 (46 percent) males. The median age was 38.4 years. Twenty-seven percent of the population was under 18 years and 13 percent was 65 years and older.

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 66 percent; Sales and office occupations, 23 percent; Service occupations, 6 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 2 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 2 percent. Eighty-five percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 9 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Seventy-six percent of Dunwoody CDP workers drove to work alone in 2006-2008, 6 percent carpooled, 5 percent took public transportation, and 4 percent used other means. The remaining 8 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 24.1 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Dunwoody CDP was $90,355. Eighty-six percent of the households received earnings and 14 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Twenty-one percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $19,941. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

Below is the table of the basic statistical information but if you would like more detail click the following link below and the click the "Show More" link next to the individual item characteristics.

American Community Survey of Dunwoody, GA - Data Tables

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