Hannibal is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 17,839 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Hannibal is the 38th largest community in Missouri. Hannibal has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hannibal is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hannibal is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hannibal who work in office and administrative support (12.32%), sales jobs (9.49%), and food service (7.71%).
One of the benefits of Hannibal is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.33 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.
The education level of Hannibal citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.82% of adults 25 and older in Hannibal have a college degree.
The per capita income in Hannibal in 2010 was $20,352, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,408 for a family of four.
Hannibal is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hannibal home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hannibal residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hannibal include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Hannibal is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.