Poplarville, MS


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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.

Poplarville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Poplarville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poplarville who work in teaching (16.67%), sales jobs (15.42%), and healthcare (10.35%).

Poplarville is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Poplarville area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Poplarville maintain a good economy.

One downside of living in Poplarville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.81 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small city, Poplarville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Poplarville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.34% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Poplarville in 2010 was $15,387, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $61,548 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 Irish, French , English, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Poplarville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).

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