Greenville, MS
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Greenville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 30,686 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Greenville is the eighth largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greenville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greenville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenville who work in sales jobs (12.76%), office and administrative support (11.48%), and teaching (8.13%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.32 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Greenville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.09% of adults 25 and older in Greenville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenville in 2010 was $17,655, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,620 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 36.02% 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, English, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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