A national spotlight is shining on Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which votes April 18 to replace Tom Price, the Roswell Republican who became secretary of health and human services.
The 6th is carved from eastern Cobb County, northern DeKalb County and northern Fulton County and includes all or parts of Tucker, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell.
District lines were redrawn after the 2010 census, with the current boundaries taking effect for the 2012 election.
According to a report on voting trends, in recent 6th District primaries “about 68 percent of voters voted in one or more Republican primaries and 32 percent voted in one or more Democratic primaries.”
Based on data compiled in 2013, the Berman Jewish Data Bank reported that 58,000 Jews accounted for 8.38 percent of the district’s 691,975 residents, the highest percentage of Jews in any of the state’s 14 congressional districts. Nearly half metro Atlanta’s Jews live in the 6th.
The Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey put the district’s population at 729,643, split evenly between men and women.
The median age was 37.6 years, with the largest concentration being 35- to 54-year-olds.
According to the survey, 70 percent of the district’s residents were white, with 13 percent African-American and Hispanic, respectively.
The survey also reported that 77 percent of the district’s residents were born in the United States and 32 percent were born in Georgia.
Just 0.5 percent of the voting-age residents were military veterans.
The median income was $83,844, with 5.4 percent of the district’s families living below the poverty standards set by the government.
In terms of education, 92 percent of those 25 and older had graduated from high school, and 59 percent had earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.