Mathiston, MS
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Mathiston is a tiny town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 676 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mathiston is the 192nd largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mathiston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mathiston is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mathiston who work in healthcare (14.89%), office and administrative support (14.18%), and teaching (8.51%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.18% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Mathiston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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, Mathiston has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mathiston a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

The percentage of adults in Mathiston who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.71% of the adults in Mathiston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mathiston in 2010 was $20,682, 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 $82,728 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Mathiston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Gujarathi and Tagalog.

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