Hannibal, MO
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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. Much of the housing stock in Hannibal was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hannibal who work in office and administrative support (11.92%), sales jobs (10.26%), and food service (9.18%).

One of the benefits of Hannibal is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.71 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, Hannibal is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.75% of adults 25 and older in Hannibal have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hannibal in 2010 was $19,745, 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 $78,980 for a family of four. However, Hannibal contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Dutch, and French .

The most common language spoken in Hannibal is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.