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.

Poplar Bluff is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Poplar Bluff is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Poplar Bluff who work in office and administrative support (18.19%), healthcare suport services (9.43%), and healthcare (8.75%).

One of the benefits of Poplar Bluff is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.73 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 Poplar Bluff rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.12% of adults 25 and older in Poplar Bluff 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 Poplar Bluff in 2010 was $18,105, 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 $72,420 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 German, English, European, and French .

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