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.

Pascagoula is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.49%), sales jobs (10.72%), and management occupations (6.99%).

One of the nice things about Pascagoula is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Pascagoula spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.10 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Pascagoula is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.63% of adults 25 and older in Pascagoula have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pascagoula in 2010 was $22,020, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,080 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 English, African, German, and French .

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