Natchez, MS
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Natchez is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 15,128 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Natchez is the 25th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Natchez is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Natchez is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Natchez who work in sales jobs (12.78%), office and administrative support (11.05%), and management occupations (10.03%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Natchez spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.36 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Natchez are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.44% of adults in Natchez having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Natchez in 2010 was $20,024, 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 $80,096 for a family of four. However, Natchez contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Natchez also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.95% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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