The city of Sandy Springs’ population reached 93,853 in 2010, according to U.S. Census figures reported March 17.

That’s a 9.4 percent increase over the number the census recorded in Sandy Springs in 2000. Sandy Springs did not become a city until 2005; in 2000 it was a “census designated place” with boundaries set by the census bureau.

As the community’s population grew, so did the number of housing units counted by the Census. Census-takers recorded 49,955 housing units, 42,334 of them occupied, in 2010. In 2000, the Census recorded 39,288 occupied housing units in the community.

The 2010 data breaks down the city’s population as 67 percent white, 20 percent black or African American, 5 percent Asian and about 7 percent of other races.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.