Pascagoula, MS
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Pascagoula is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 22,126 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Pascagoula is the 18th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pascagoula is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pascagoula is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pascagoula who work in office and administrative support (13.19%), sales jobs (10.51%), and food service (6.43%).

Pascagoula is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One of the benefits of Pascagoula is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.01 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Pascagoula citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.31% of adults 25 and older in Pascagoula have a college degree.

The per capita income in Pascagoula in 2010 was $22,021, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,084 for a family of four. However, Pascagoula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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