A small town located in Georgia, Palmetto has just under 5,000 residents. With an average age of just under 37, the town's residents are younger than most cities in Georgia. Renters tend to be in the minority in Palmetto, and 69% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,069 per month, exceeding the state average by $95 per month, relatively high rent costs may be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Palmetto has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (23%) compared to the national average. Further, 11% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Palmetto: warehousing and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 12% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, as 6% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Palmetto workers bring in an average annual income of just over $59,000, around $7,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Palmetto's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
Palmetto has an average commute time of about 35 minutes, longer than the state average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (34%) commute to work by car, while public transit is not extensively used. A small percentage of workers commute on foot.
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