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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,128
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+24,518
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married54.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher69.2%
Median Earnings25+$58,762
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,462
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,690

Wealth

Median Family Income$112,733
% Above Poverty Level91.7%
% Below Poverty Level8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation5.7%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,248
Median House Value$381,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.8%
English13.4%
German9%
Irish7.2%
Italian3.7%
Polish3%
Russian2.3%
African1.9%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.9%
Welsh0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
South African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Australian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Dunwoody Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeKalb County, Fulton County
Standard Zip Codes30346, 30338, 30360
P.O. Box Zip Codes30356
Phone Area Codes404,770,470,678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.92
Approximate Longitude-84.34

Dunwoody Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationDALLAS 7 NE
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationCOVINGTON
Distance33.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chamblee27,862$48,476
Clarkston12,594$30,367
Doraville10,348$46,111
Norcross16,293$42,620
Roswell93,968$103,736
Sandy Springs102,212$105,271

Dunwoody Hospitals

Peachford Hospital
(Proprietary)
2151 Peachford Road

Dunwoody Public Schools

Austin Elementary School
5435 Roberts Dr
ZIP: 30338
(678) 874-8102
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Chesnut Elementary School
4576 N Peachtree Rd
ZIP: 30338
(678) 676-7102
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Dunwoody Elementary School
1923 Womack Rd
ZIP: 30338
(678) 875-4002
Primary
Total Enrollment 978
Dunwoody High School
5035 Vermack Rd
ZIP: 30338
(678) 874-8502
High
Total Enrollment 1676
Kingsley Elementary School
2051 Brendon Dr
ZIP: 30338
(678) 874-8902
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Vanderlyn Elementary School
1877 Vanderlyn Dr
ZIP: 30338
(678) 874-9002
Primary
Total Enrollment 713

Dunwoody Private Schools

Atlanta North School Of Seventh-day Adventists
5123 Chamblee-dunwoody Rd
ZIP: 30338
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
Montessori School Of Dunwoody
1730 Mt Vernon Rd
ZIP: 30338
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Primrose School Of Dunwoody
5050 Nandina Ln
ZIP: 30338
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St Luke's Little Saints Preschool & Kindergten
1978 Mount Vernon Rd
ZIP: 30338
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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