Tifton, GA
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Tifton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 16,725 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Tifton is the 54th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Tifton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tifton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tifton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tifton who work in office and administrative support (14.73%), food service (9.90%), and teaching (7.72%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Tifton, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Tifton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One of the benefits of Tifton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.04 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, the citizens of Tifton rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.23% of adults 25 and older in Tifton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Tifton in 2010 was $17,039, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,156 for a family of four. However, Tifton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Tifton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.36% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Tifton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tifton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tifton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Tifton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tifton include English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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