Blytheville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 14,694 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Blytheville is the 26th largest community in Arkansas.
Blytheville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Blytheville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blytheville who work in office and administrative support (11.83%), sales jobs (10.96%), and management occupations (7.54%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Blytheville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.86 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Blytheville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.17% of adults 25 and older in Blytheville have a college degree.
The per capita income in Blytheville in 2010 was $19,628, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,512 for a family of four. However, Blytheville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Blytheville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Blytheville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blytheville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Blytheville include Irish, German, Italian, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Blytheville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.