Introduction to Dunwoody, Georgia

Dunwoody, Georgia, in De Kalb county, is 2 miles NE of Sandy Springs, Georgia and 14 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The town is in the Atlanta area. There are 32,808 residents in Dunwoody.

Dunwoody History

Dunwoody was founded in the early 1830s. It was named after Major Charles Dunwoody. The Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church was the first church in the area and was established in 1829. The first railroad entered Dunwoody in 1881 and the first public school of the area was built in 1889. The area was also visited by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905. Dunwoody was officially incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008.

Dunwoody and nearby Attractions

  • Dunwoody Nature Preserve
  • Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Sophie Hirsh Srochi Jewish Discovery Museum
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Six Flags White Water

Things To Do In Dunwoody

The Dunwoody Park and Windwood Hollow Park are ideal places for spending leisure hours. You can also visit the Dunwoody Library and Sophie Hirsh Srochi Jewish Discovery Museum. The city offers a number of shopping centers, including the Shops at Dunwoody Shopping Center, Dunwoody Hall Shopping Center, the Georgetown Shopping Center, Mount Vernon Shopping Center, Dunwoody Village Shopping Center and Perimeter Mall Shopping Center. The Georgia Aquarium and the Atlanta Zoo are also nearby and popular among locals and tourists.

Dunwoody Transportation

Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Dunwoody Higher Education

Georgia Perimeter College- Dunwoody Campus, Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology are some of the nearest colleges and universities.


Total Population 47,727
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 23,812
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 54.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.8%
Median Earnings25+ $55,235
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,514
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,966


Median Family Income $105,979
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 4.8%


People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,207
Median House Value $367,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 12.9%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dunwoody Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NE of Sandy Springs, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County De Kalb
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30338
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30356
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.946
Longitude -84.334

Dunwoody Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dunwoody, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Springs (30338)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chamblee 27,654 $46,932
Clarkston 11,990 $32,359
Doraville 10,650 $40,192
Norcross 16,103 $40,131
Roswell 93,471 $104,134
Sandy Springs 100,691 $99,907

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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