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Como, MS

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Overview


Como is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,081 people and just one neighborhood, Como is the 167th largest community in Mississippi.

Como real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Como house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Como is a blue-collar town, with 46.98% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Como is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Como who work in office and administrative support (17.86%), food service (14.56%), and management occupations (5.77%).

Setting & Lifestyle

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Como has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Como a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Como 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.

Demographics

The population of Como has a very low overall level of education: only 8.25% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Como in 2018 was $18,543, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,172 for a family of four. However, Como contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Como is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Como home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Como residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Como include English, Irish, Dutch, German, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Como is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 97.5% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 54.7% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 99.5% of American neighborhoods.

People

The neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.9% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 35 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 91.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Como are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 44.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 91.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 54.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 20.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.0%), and 6.4% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.9% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Como, MS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (5.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (4.8%), and residents who report Dutch roots (1.2%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (1.1%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (97.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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