Greenville, MS
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Greenville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 32,156 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Greenville is the eighth largest community in Mississippi.

Greenville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Greenville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenville who work in sales jobs (12.27%), office and administrative support (11.26%), and management occupations (9.71%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Greenville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.56 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Greenville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.02% of adults 25 and older in Greenville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Greenville in 2010 was $16,937, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,748 for a family of four. However, Greenville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Greenville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.01% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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