Sandy Springs, Georgia

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Sandy Springs, Georgia

Introduction to Sandy Springs, Georgia

Sandy Springs, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 12 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The town is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Sandy Springs has a population of 85,781.

Sandy Springs History

William Spruill donated about five acres of land towards the establishment of the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church in 1851. The Hammond School was built in 1905 across the street in front of the church. The area went through a housing boom after the Second World War, and this resulted in significant land development. Sandy Springs was formally incorporated in December of 2005.

Sandy Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Morgan Falls Park
  • Atlanta Country Club
  • High Museum of Art
  • Margaret Mitchell House & Museum

Things To Do In Sandy Springs

The town offers wonderful dining and shopping opportunities. It also has several historic sites which would appeal to those who are interested in the past of the area. Some of the events organized in the town are the annual Sandy Springs Festival, Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge and the Taste of Sandy Springs.

Sandy Springs Transportation

The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Sandy Springs Higher Education

Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Life University provide facilities for higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Sandy Springs Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sandy Springs Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sandy Springs Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Sandy Springs Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Sandy Springs College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 6% Sandy Springs People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% Sandy Springs Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 19% Sandy Springs Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Sandy Springs, Georgia

Comparing Sandy Springs 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
Racial Diversity 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 4 4
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
People Above Poverty 7 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Short Commute Times 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 6
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1

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Sandy Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Fulton
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30328, 30350
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30358
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.924
Longitude -84.378

Sandy Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 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 21.7 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 34.8 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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Sandy Springs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 85,781 100%
Male 42,150 49.1%
Female 43,631 50.9%
Under 18 15,263 17.8%
18+ 70,518 82.2%
65+ 8,370 9.8%
Median Age 33.2
Average Family Size 2.87
White 66,522 77.5%
African-American 10,332 12%
Asian 2,820 3.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 154 0.2%
Other 4,240 4.9%
Mixed Race 1,669 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8,514 9.9%

Sandy Springs 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) 29.3%
English 11.3%
German 9.5%
Irish 9%
US/American 8.3%
Italian 3.8%
Russian 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Scottish 2.5%
Polish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 2%
European 1.7%
African 1.3%
Brazilian 1%
Dutch 1%
British 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Eastern European 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Turkish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
South African 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Jamaican 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sandy Springs 85,781 $85,146
Chamblee 9,552 $38,125
Doraville 9,862 $41,903
Dunwoody 32,808 $100,796
Norcross 8,410 $42,893
Roswell 79,334 $85,946
Smyrna 40,999 $53,821
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1. Raleigh, North Carolina 85.7   33.1% 8.3% 44.9% 23 $60,003 6.3% 36.7% 276,093 11.5% 43.9 0.4% 6.8
2. Seattle, Washington 85.5   40.8% 12% 47.2% 26 $62,195 4.7% 29.9% 563,374 11.8% 76 0.7% 6.7
3. Lakewood, Colorado 84.6   30.7% 12.1% 32.8% 27 $57,171 6.1% 12.8% 144,126 7.1% 53.6 0.3% 4.6
4. San Francisco, California 80.5   38.6% 13.7% 45% 32 $63,545 4.1% 50.3% 776,733 11.3% 46.2 1.1% 7.4
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