Bruce is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,906 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bruce is the 122nd largest community in Mississippi.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Bruce is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.85% of the Bruce workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Bruce is a town of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bruce who work in office and administrative support (9.46%), management occupations (7.41%), and farm management occupations (6.15%).
Of important note, Bruce is also a town of artists. Bruce has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bruce’s character.
Bruce is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Bruce rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.89% of adults 25 and older in Bruce 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 Bruce in 2010 was $21,295, 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 $85,180 for a family of four. Bruce also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.87% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Bruce is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bruce home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bruce residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bruce include German, English, British West Indian, and British.
The most common language spoken in Bruce is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.