New Albany, MS
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New Albany is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 8,830 people and four constituent neighborhoods, New Albany is the 47th largest community in Mississippi.

New Albany real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although New Albany house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, New Albany is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.96% of the New Albany workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, New Albany is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Albany who work in office and administrative support (11.84%), sales jobs (10.25%), and teaching (10.16%).

The percentage of adults in New Albany who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.58% of the adults in New Albany have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Albany in 2010 was $21,991, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,964 for a family of four. However, New Albany contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in New Albany is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.