Iuka is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 3,001 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Iuka is the 89th largest community in Mississippi.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Iuka is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Iuka is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Iuka who work in healthcare (18.39%), office and administrative support (12.47%), and sales jobs (10.15%).
The city 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, Iuka has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Iuka a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Iuka is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.35 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Iuka is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Iuka are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.47% of adults in Iuka have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Iuka in 2010 was $20,065, 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 $80,260 for a family of four.
The people who call Iuka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Iuka residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Iuka include English, Scottish, German, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Iuka is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and African languages.