Marksville, LA
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Marksville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 5,533 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Marksville is the 83rd largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marksville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marksville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marksville who work in sales jobs (15.12%), maintenance occupations (11.54%), and office and administrative support (11.12%).

One of the benefits of Marksville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.85 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.

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

The rate of college-level education in Marksville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.01% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marksville in 2010 was $14,018, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,072 for a family of four. Marksville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.28% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

The most common language spoken in Marksville is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Tagalog.

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