Walls is a very small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 1,399 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Walls is the 158th largest community in Mississippi. Much of the housing stock in Walls was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Walls economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Walls, where the median household income is $45,163.00.
Walls real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Walls house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Walls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Walls is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walls who work in office and administrative support (19.78%), sales jobs (7.79%), and maintenance occupations (7.17%).
Walls is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Walls enrolled in college, Walls has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Being a small town, Walls does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Walls with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.56% of adults in Walls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Walls in 2010 was $18,266, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,064 for a family of four. However, Walls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Walls is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Walls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walls residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Walls include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Walls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.