Dunwoody, Georgia

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Dunwoody, Georgia

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.

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High Points

Dunwoody strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Dunwoody People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Dunwoody Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Dunwoody College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Dunwoody Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Dunwoody Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Dunwoody Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Dunwoody Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Dunwoody, Georgia

Comparing Dunwoody to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 9
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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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
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Dunwoody Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 32,808 100%
Male 16,001 48.8%
Female 16,807 51.2%
Under 18 6,438 19.6%
18+ 26,370 80.4%
65+ 4,115 12.5%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 2.86
White 27,893 85%
African-American 1,452 4.4%
Asian 2,552 7.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 39 0.1%
Other 441 1.3%
Mixed Race 427 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,514 4.6%

Dunwoody Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.8%
English 14.7%
German 11.9%
Irish 10.1%
US/American 8%
Italian 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Scottish 3%
Polish 3%
Russian 2.2%
European 2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Eastern European 1.1%
British 1%
Swedish 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
African 0.4%
Ethiopian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Brazilian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Somalian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dunwoody 32,808 $100,796
Chamblee 9,552 $38,125
Clarkston 7,231 $38,056
Doraville 9,862 $41,903
Norcross 8,410 $42,893
Roswell 79,334 $85,946
Sandy Springs 85,781 $85,146

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(As of 2005)
Dunwoody Village
5561 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Mt. Vernon & D'woody Club Dr.
2090 Dunwoody Club Dr
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Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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