Live Work in Atlanta

I have researched the number of people that live in the two most populus counties in the State of Georgia.  These counties are Fulton and Gwinnett.  Fulton County is the county that the City of Atlanta is in.  Gwinnett County borders Fulton to the Northeast.  Both couties have a high population and a high number of jobs.  Below are the facts I found from the US Census.  The data is the earliest they had available – 2008.

Fulton County (where the City of Atlanta is located):

  • Total number of jobs providing employment in Fulton County – 719,265
  • Total number living in Fulton County and employed in Fulton County – 204,505
  • Total number living in Fulton County and employed outside Fulton County – 183,291
  • Total number living outside Fulton County and employed in Fulton County – 514,760

Gwinnett County

  • Total number of jobs providing employment in Gwinnett County – 323,909
  • Total number living in Gwinnett County and employed in Gwinnett County – 139,393
  • Total number living in Gwinnett County and employed outside Gwinnett County – 201,827
  • Total number livgin outside Gwinnett County and employed in Gwinnett County – 184,516

This shows that 57% of the employed persons in Gwinnett and 71% of the employed persons in Fulton commute into these counties for a job.  It also shows that 59% of the employed persons in Gwinnett and 47% of the employed persons in Fulton commute outside the county for a job. 

What do these facts tell us about where people choose to live and work?

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