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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Barnesville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Barnesville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Barnesville who work in office and administrative support (18.74%), sales jobs (16.42%), and management occupations (10.25%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.78% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Barnesville is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Barnesville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
As is often the case in a small city, Barnesville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
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. 17.21% of adults 25 and older in Barnesville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Barnesville in 2010 was $15,076, 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 $60,304 for a family of four.
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, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Barnesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.