Calhoun, GA
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Calhoun is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 16,309 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Calhoun is the 58th largest community in Georgia.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Calhoun is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.96% of the Calhoun workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Calhoun is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Calhoun who work in office and administrative support (13.06%), sales jobs (12.45%), and management occupations (6.98%).

One of the benefits of Calhoun is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.77 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Calhoun is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.18% of adults 25 and older in Calhoun have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Calhoun in 2010 was $18,319, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,276 for a family of four. However, Calhoun contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Calhoun is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Calhoun home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Calhoun residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Calhoun also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Calhoun include Irish, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

In addition, Calhoun has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.61%).

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