Lumberton, MS


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Lumberton is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 2,223 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lumberton is the 113th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities, Lumberton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lumberton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lumberton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lumberton who work in office and administrative support (13.10%), food service (10.54%), and healthcare suport services (8.84%).

One downside of living in Lumberton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.61 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small city, Lumberton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Lumberton has a very low overall level of education: only 9.92% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Lumberton in 2010 was $11,285, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,140 for a family of four. Lumberton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.47% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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