Bay Springs is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,738 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bay Springs is the 130th largest community in Mississippi.
When you are in Bay Springs, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.25% of Bay Springs’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Bay Springs is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bay Springs who work in office and administrative support (13.05%), management occupations (9.59%), and sales jobs (9.28%).
Also of interest is that Bay Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Overall, Bay Springs’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Bay Springs is worth considering.
The rate of college-level education in Bay Springs is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.14% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bay Springs in 2010 was $19,511, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,044 for a family of four. Bay Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.90% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Bay Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bay Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bay Springs residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bay Springs include Northern European, German, Irish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Bay Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Chinese.