Port Gibson is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,436 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Port Gibson is the 143rd largest community in Mississippi.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Port Gibson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Gibson is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Gibson who work in teaching (16.49%), law enforcement and fire fighting (14.80%), and office and administrative support (9.94%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Port Gibson, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Port Gibson provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Port Gibson spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.98 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Port Gibson is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The overall education level of Port Gibson is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.71% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Port Gibson in 2010 was $11,177, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $44,708 for a family of four. Port Gibson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.68% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Port Gibson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Gibson residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Port Gibson include German, Scots-Irish, French , and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Port Gibson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.