West Point, MS


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West Point is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 10,990 people and four constituent neighborhoods, West Point is the 38th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Point is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Point is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Point who work in office and administrative support (10.94%), food service (9.45%), and sales jobs (9.42%).

One of the benefits of West Point is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.91 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, West Point doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of West Point citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.94% of adults 25 and older in West Point have a college degree.

The per capita income in West Point in 2010 was $18,808, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,232 for a family of four. However, West Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. West Point also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.98% of its population below the federal poverty line.

West Point is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Point residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in West Point include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and African.

The most common language spoken in West Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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