Sikeston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 16,108 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Sikeston is the 43rd largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sikeston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sikeston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sikeston who work in office and administrative support (15.33%), sales jobs (9.14%), and healthcare (8.06%).
One of the benefits of Sikeston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.41 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 Sikeston who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.21% of the adults in Sikeston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sikeston in 2010 was $23,105, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,420 for a family of four. However, Sikeston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sikeston is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sikeston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sikeston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sikeston include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Sikeston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.