Barnesville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 6,292 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Barnesville is the 134th 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Barnesville who work in personal care services (11.02%), sales jobs (10.93%), and teaching (10.64%).
Barnesville is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Barnesville area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Barnesville maintain a good economy.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Barnesville rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.40% of adults 25 and older in Barnesville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Barnesville in 2018 was $18,922, 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 $75,688 for a family of four. However, Barnesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, English, African, Scottish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Barnesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.