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.

Claxton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Claxton is a city of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Claxton who work in teaching (9.04%), management occupations (7.21%), and sales jobs (6.29%).

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.

Claxton 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 percentage of adults in Claxton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.49% of adults in Claxton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Claxton in 2010 was $16,699, 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 $66,796 for a family of four. Claxton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.35% 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 10.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Claxton include English, German, Scottish, and Italian.

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

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