Poplar Bluff, MO
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Poplar Bluff is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 17,266 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Poplar Bluff is the 42nd largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities, Poplar Bluff isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Poplar Bluff are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Poplar Bluff is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Poplar Bluff who work in office and administrative support (17.23%), sales jobs (9.28%), and healthcare (7.88%).

One of the benefits of Poplar Bluff is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.69 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.

The percentage of adults in Poplar Bluff with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.10% of adults in Poplar Bluff have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Poplar Bluff in 2010 was $18,620, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,480 for a family of four.

Poplar Bluff is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Poplar Bluff home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Poplar Bluff residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Poplar Bluff include Irish, English, French , and European.

The most common language spoken in Poplar Bluff is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.