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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jennings is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jennings is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jennings who work in office and administrative support (16.65%), sales jobs (11.68%), and personal care services (8.91%).

One downside of living in Jennings, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.94 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

The percentage of people in Jennings with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.71% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jennings in 2010 was $15,758, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $63,032 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, African, Italian, and Armenian.

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