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.

West Point is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Point is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Point who work in sales jobs (13.64%), office and administrative support (12.22%), and food service (7.55%).

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

In terms of college education, West Point is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.14% of adults 25 and older in West Point have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in West Point in 2010 was $19,350, 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 $77,400 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 34.01% 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, Italian, and African.

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

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