Paragould, AR
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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.

When you are in Paragould, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.59% of Paragould’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (11.75%), sales jobs (10.51%), and management occupations (8.49%).

One of the benefits of Paragould is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.91 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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Paragould rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.55% of adults 25 and older in Paragould have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Paragould in 2010 was $19,878, 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 $79,512 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, French , and Dutch.

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