Barnesville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 6,659 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Barnesville is the 114th largest community in Georgia.
Barnesville is a blue-collar town, with 38.05% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Barnesville is a city of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barnesville who work in personal care services (9.27%), office and administrative support (9.23%), and sales jobs (7.53%).
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.
The percentage of adults in Barnesville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.31% of adults in Barnesville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Barnesville in 2018 was $16,455, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,820 for a family of four. However, Barnesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Barnesville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.26% 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, English, African, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Barnesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.