Poplarville is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 2,985 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Poplarville is the 93rd largest community in Mississippi.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Poplarville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Poplarville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poplarville who work in sales jobs (20.86%), teaching (15.08%), and management occupations (11.44%).
Poplarville is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Poplarville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
As is often the case in a small city, Poplarville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Poplarville is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.60% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Poplarville in 2010 was $17,573, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,292 for a family of four. However, Poplarville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Poplarville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Poplarville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Poplarville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Poplarville include English, Irish, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Poplarville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).