Like many Atlanta communities, Dunwoody was established in the early 1830s by its namesake, Charles Dunwody, a Civil War veteran. By 1881, the Roswell Railroad had laid down tracks straight through Dunwoody, running from Chamblee Dunwoody Road to the Chattahoochee River.
The railroad quickly elevated Dunwoody into one of the busiest and most popular areas of Atlanta, and the community thrived even after Roswell Railroad closed.
Numerous churches, schools, and other businesses opened during this run that are still around today, including the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, Dunwoody Elementary School, and several cemeteries.
The population of Dunwoody is nearing 50,000, with around 19,000 households and 11,000 families within city limits. 69.8% of the population is White, 12.9% African American, 11.1% Asian, and 10.3% Hispanic or Latino. 29.9% of households contain children under 18, while 47.8% are married couples. 41.2% are non-families. 23.4% of the population is under the age of 18, while 12.3% is over 65. 62.3% of the population in Dunwoody are aged 22-64. Median income is around $76,000 per household, while median income for families is around $106,000. Per capita income in Dunwoody is around $45,484.
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