Port Gibson, MS


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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.

Port Gibson is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 law enforcement and fire fighting (15.31%), teaching (14.85%), and sales jobs (9.98%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.66 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Port Gibson is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.81% 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 $11,271, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,084 for a family of four. Port Gibson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 55.94% 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 French , German, Irish, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Port Gibson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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