Vicksburg, MS
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Vicksburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 23,131 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Vicksburg is the 16th largest community in Mississippi.

Vicksburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Vicksburg is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vicksburg who work in office and administrative support (13.36%), sales jobs (9.91%), and food service (9.62%).

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 16.91 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Vicksburg are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.67% of adults in Vicksburg having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Vicksburg in 2010 was $17,741, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,964 for a family of four. However, Vicksburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Vicksburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.45% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

The most common language spoken in Vicksburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.