Picayune, MS
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Picayune is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 10,382 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Picayune is the 39th 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, 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%).

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

The education level of Picayune citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.13% of adults 25 and older in Picayune have a college 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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