Paragould is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 27,900 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Paragould is the 19th largest community in Arkansas.
Paragould is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Paragould is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Paragould who work in office and administrative support (11.46%), sales jobs (10.25%), and management occupations (8.85%).
The percentage of adults in Paragould with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.29% of adults in Paragould have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Paragould in 2010 was $20,198, 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 $80,792 for a family of four. However, Paragould contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Paragould home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paragould residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Paragould include German, English, Dutch, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Paragould is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.