Sandy Springs is an unincorporated city located in Fulton County, Georgia, north of Atlanta and south of Roswell. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 85,781. It is the seventh-largest city in Georgia, and has been lobbying the state legislature for incorporation for several years. The city has a website at http://www.cityofsandysprings.org .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 101.0 km² (39.0 mi²). 97.7 km² (37.7 mi²) of it is land and 3.2 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.21% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 85,781 people, 39,288 households, and 19,683 families residing in the town. The population density is 878.1/km² (2,274.1/mi²). There are 42,794 housing units at an average density of 438.0/km² (1,134.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 77.55% White, 12.04% African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.94% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. 9.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 39,288 households out of which 21.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% are married couples living together, 7.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 49.9% are non-families. 35.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.87.
In the town the population is spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 40.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $60,428, and the median income for a family is $85,146. Males have a median income of $51,002 versus $36,493 for females. The per capita income for the town is $45,494. 6.5% of the population and 3.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.6% are under the age of 18 and 6.9% are 65 or older.