Pine Bluff is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 42,984 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Pine Bluff is the ninth largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pine Bluff is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pine Bluff is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pine Bluff who work in office and administrative support (13.81%), sales jobs (7.86%), and teaching (7.08%).
The education level of Pine Bluff citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.91% of adults 25 and older in Pine Bluff have a college degree.
The per capita income in Pine Bluff in 2010 was $17,790, which is lower middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,160 for a family of four. However, Pine Bluff contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Pine Bluff also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.44% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Pine Bluff is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pine Bluff home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pine Bluff residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Pine Bluff include English, Irish, German, African, and European.
The most common language spoken in Pine Bluff is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.