Picayune, MS
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Picayune is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 10,904 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Picayune is the 39th largest community in Mississippi.

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

Picayune is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.08%), sales jobs (12.54%), and maintenance occupations (9.23%).

As is often the case in a small city, Picayune doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Picayune with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.25% of adults in Picayune have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Picayune in 2018 was $19,651, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,604 for a family of four. However, Picayune contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Picayune also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.30% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, German, Italian, and English.

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


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