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, Poplarville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Poplarville are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (13.99%), office and administrative support (13.04%), and healthcare (10.52%).
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.
The percentage of people in Poplarville who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.62% of adults in Poplarville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Poplarville in 2010 was $14,942, 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 $59,768 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 German, Irish, French, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Poplarville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.