Poplarville is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 2,938 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Poplarville who work in sales jobs (14.17%), food service (11.46%), and office and administrative support (9.90%).
Poplarville is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Poplarville to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Being a small city, Poplarville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Poplarville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.23% of adults in Poplarville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Poplarville in 2010 was $14,691, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,764 for a family of four. However, Poplarville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Poplarville is a very 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 German, Irish, French, English, and African.
The most common language spoken in Poplarville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.