Picayune, MS

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Living in Picayune

Picayune is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 11,008 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Picayune is the 39th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities, Picayune isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Picayune are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Picayune is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Picayune who work in office and administrative support (15.35%), sales jobs (12.80%), and maintenance occupations (7.32%).

Being a small city, Picayune does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Picayune who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.13% of the adults in Picayune have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Picayune in 2010 was $18,753, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,012 for a family of four. However, Picayune contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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