Olive Branch, MS
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Living in Olive Branch


Olive Branch is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 37,435 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Olive Branch is the ninth largest community in Mississippi.

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

Olive Branch is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Olive Branch is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olive Branch who work in office and administrative support (16.69%), sales jobs (11.09%), and management occupations (9.04%).

Also of interest is that Olive Branch has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Olive Branch is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Olive Branch really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Olive Branch perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The percentage of people in Olive Branch who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.21% of adults in Olive Branch have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Olive Branch in 2010 was $29,176, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,704 for a family of four. However, Olive Branch contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Olive Branch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.