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Dunwoody, GA, Area Info and Education Facts

Dunwoody, Georgia, is located in north DeKalb County, outside the state capital of Atlanta. This residential community is surrounded by several institutions of higher learning that offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree options. Keep reading to learn more about the economy, population and school options in Dunwoody.

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Information about Dunwoody, Georgia

Dunwoody, Georgia, is a suburb of Atlanta and is located about 15 miles north of the bustling core of the metropolitan area. About 64% of Dunwoody's approximately 48,000 residents were white, based on U.S. census estimates, from 2010 and 2014, respectively. Nearly 13% of residents were African American, about 11% were Asian and 10% were Hispanic or Latino. Census data from 2010 to 2014 also indicated that the city had a median household income of $78,063 and about 66% of residents over the age of 25 held bachelor's degrees, a far higher rate than in Georgia as a whole.

Dunwoody maintains its small town atmosphere through attention to amenities such as local parks, organizations and annual festivals. For those interested in more metropolitan offerings, however, Atlanta is just a short drive away. There, visitors and residents alike can find professional teams for just about any sport, theaters, museums and concert halls. For outdoor recreation, mild winters and hot summers make it easy to take advantage of the statewide network of parks and campsites.

Higher Education

Georgia Christian University and Oglethorpe University are the closest 4-year, non-profit private schools to Dunwoody, located just about 4 miles away in Atlanta. A small school of just about 300 students, Georgia Christian offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in business, education and theology. Oglethorpe enrolled almost 1,100 students as of 2014.

Emory University, also located in DeKalb County, is one of the southern United States' more highly-respected institutions of higher learning, while downtown Atlanta is home to Georgia State University, a major public research university. Other important schools in the area include the Georgia Institute of Technology, Spelman College, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University.

Employment and Economy

Though it is considered by many to be primarily a residential community, Dunwoody also has a healthy business economy of its own. One of the Atlanta area's five major clusters of high-rise office buildings, Perimeter Center, is found in the area, near the northern terminus of the Atlanta area subway's north line.

Census data from 2012 reported that the highest sector of employment was administrative and support and waste management and remediation services with about 9,600 jobs. Professional, scientific, and technical services employed 6,000 people, while retail trade employed nearly 5,200 people.

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