Picayune, MS
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Picayune is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 11,885 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Picayune is the 36th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Picayune is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Picayune is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Picayune who work in office and administrative support (14.51%), sales jobs (11.47%), and healthcare (8.86%).

Picayune is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Picayune with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.21% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Picayune in 2018 was $20,038, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,152 for a family of four.

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, Irish, English, German, and Italian.

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


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