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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Blytheville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
One of the benefits of Blytheville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.86 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Blytheville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.17% of the adults in Blytheville have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.