Ocilla, GA


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Ocilla is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 3,387 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ocilla is the 195th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Ocilla isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ocilla are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ocilla is a city of professionals, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocilla who work in teaching (11.61%), office and administrative support (11.17%), and food service (7.34%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.11 minutes getting to work every day.

Ocilla 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 rate of college-level education in Ocilla is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.57% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ocilla in 2010 was $12,972, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,888 for a family of four. Ocilla also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.54% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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