Dunwoody, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dunwoody, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Dunwoody had a population of 50,271 as of July 1, 2017. Dunwoody 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 Dunwoody is located at latitude 33.9414 and longitude -84.3127 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dunwoody (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

The City of Dunwoody (GNIS ID: 2556482) 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 Dunwoody is located within Chamblee-Doraville Division of DeKalb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dunwoody population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dunwoody, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 50,271
Daytime Population: Workers 42,900
Daytime Population: Residents 23,227
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 66,127
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 50,131
Population in Familes 37,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density2 3,876
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $80,677
Average Household Income $121,167
Per Capita Income $52,435


Total Housing Units 22,633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,679 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,065 (48.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 889 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $402,119
Average Home Value $429,399


Total Households 21,744
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 12,530
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.15% 1.03%
Households 1.2% 1.1%
Families 0.92% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Dunwoody, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunwoody to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 17 97th
Population Density # 9 99th
Diversity Index # 155 75th
Median Household Income # 20 97th
Per Capita Income # 10 99th

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