Sandy Springs, GA Profile: Facts & 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 103,074 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.9243 and longitude -84.3785 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sandy Springs: Burdal.

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Sandy Springs, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 103,074
Population in Households 102,734
Population in Familes 72,657
Population in Group Qrtrs 340
Population Density2 2,737
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $83,405
Average Household Income $133,857
Per Capita Income $60,222


Total Housing Units 50,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,582 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 25,790 (50.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,458 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $488,224
Average Home Value $649,382


Total Households 46,372
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 24,520
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.14% 1.76%
Households 1.11% 1.75%
Families 1.03% 1.68%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

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, 2018 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 Density # 36 94th
Diversity Index # 85 86th
Median Household Income # 22 97th
Per Capita Income # 3 100th

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