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.

Unlike some cities, Blackshear isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Blackshear are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Blackshear is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Blackshear who work in management occupations (22.93%), sales jobs (16.44%), and food service (8.90%).

Being a small city, Blackshear does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Blackshear with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.37% of adults in Blackshear have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Blackshear in 2010 was $16,873, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,492 for a family of four. Blackshear also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.17% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Scots-Irish.

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

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