Barnesville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 6,625 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Barnesville is the 114th largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities, Barnesville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Barnesville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Barnesville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barnesville who work in office and administrative support (13.91%), sales jobs (11.56%), and management occupations (10.01%).
Of important note, Barnesville is also a city of artists. Barnesville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Barnesville’s character.
Barnesville is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Barnesville enrolled in college, Barnesville has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Barnesville is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Barnesville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.50% of adults 25 and older in Barnesville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Barnesville in 2010 was $14,918, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $59,672 for a family of four. Barnesville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.34% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Barnesville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Barnesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Barnesville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Barnesville include Irish, German, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Barnesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.