Philadelphia, MS
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Philadelphia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 7,391 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Philadelphia is the 50th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Philadelphia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Philadelphia is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Philadelphia who work in sales jobs (12.52%), office and administrative support (11.06%), and teaching (7.90%).

As is often the case in a small city, Philadelphia doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Philadelphia citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.00% of adults 25 and older in Philadelphia have a college degree.

The per capita income in Philadelphia in 2010 was $19,431, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,724 for a family of four. However, Philadelphia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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