Blackshear, GA
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Blackshear is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 3,581 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Blackshear is the 194th largest community in Georgia.

Blackshear is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Blackshear is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blackshear who work in management occupations (17.11%), sales jobs (15.29%), and office and administrative support (12.09%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.70% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Blackshear 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 citizens of Blackshear are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.25% of adults in Blackshear have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Blackshear in 2010 was $14,885, 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 $59,540 for a family of four.

Blackshear is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Blackshear home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blackshear residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Blackshear include Irish, African, German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Blackshear is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.

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