Sandy Springs, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandy Springs, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Sandy Springs is the 7th largest city in Georgia with a population of 101,799 as of July 1, 2016. Sandy Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sandy Springs is located at latitude 33.9315 and longitude -84.3687 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sandy Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 37.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Sandy Springs (GNIS ID: 2405417) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sandy Springs is located within Atlanta Division of Fulton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sandy Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sandy Springs: Burdal.

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Sandy Springs, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 101,799
Population in Households 101,449
Population in Familes 71,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 350
Population Density1 2,703
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 45,338
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 23,906
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 50,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,999 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,338 (50.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,962 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $482,025
Average Home Value $565,670


Median Household Income $72,847
Average Household Income $119,946
Per Capita Income $53,427
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 1.39%
Households 1.1% 1.28%
Families 0.95% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sandy Springs, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandy Springs to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 31 95th
Diversity Index2 # 80 87th
Median Household Income # 25 96th
Per Capita Income # 7 99th

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