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, West Point isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Point are a mix 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%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of West Point spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.91 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

West Point is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

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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