Jennings, MO
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Jennings is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 14,819 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Jennings is the 49th largest community in Missouri.

Jennings is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Jennings is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jennings who work in office and administrative support (18.76%), sales jobs (13.02%), and personal care services (8.49%).

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Jennings has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

In Jennings, just 11.21% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Jennings in 2010 was $15,783, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,132 for a family of four.

The people who call Jennings home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jennings residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Jennings include Irish, German, Italian, and Armenian.

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