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.

Unlike some cities, Vicksburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Vicksburg are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (12.80%), food service (9.54%), and sales jobs (8.60%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Vicksburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.58 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Vicksburg are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.27% of adults in Vicksburg having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Vicksburg in 2010 was $17,864, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,456 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 32.63% 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 Irish, German, African, and Italian.

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