Claxton, GA
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Claxton is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 2,334 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Claxton is the 222nd largest community in Georgia.

When you are in Claxton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.18% of Claxton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Claxton is a city of professionals, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Claxton who work in teaching (7.95%), management occupations (6.90%), and sales jobs (6.60%).

Of important note, Claxton is also a city of artists. Claxton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Claxton’s character.

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

The citizens of Claxton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.10% of adults in Claxton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Claxton in 2010 was $16,189, 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 $64,756 for a family of four. Claxton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.75% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Claxton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Claxton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Claxton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Claxton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Claxton include English, German, Finnish, and Italian.

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

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