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.

Philadelphia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.81%), food service (10.40%), and office and administrative support (9.99%).

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

In terms of college education, Philadelphia is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.30% of adults 25 and older in Philadelphia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Philadelphia in 2010 was $18,247, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,988 for a family of four. However, Philadelphia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Philadelphia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.80% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, African, German, and Italian.

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

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