Shubuta, MS

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Shubuta is a tiny town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 406 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shubuta is the 231st largest community in Mississippi.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Shubuta is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.94% of the Shubuta workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Shubuta is a town of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Shubuta who work in personal care services (21.94%), maintenance occupations (8.39%), and food service (8.39%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Shubuta has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Shubuta has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Shubuta than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Shubuta may be for you.

In Shubuta, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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

The population of Shubuta has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.93% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Shubuta in 2018 was $16,595, 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 $66,380 for a family of four. However, Shubuta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shubuta is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Shubuta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shubuta residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Shubuta include English, African, Irish, German, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Shubuta is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and African languages.

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