Wiggins, MS


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Wiggins is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 4,550 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wiggins is the 77th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wiggins is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wiggins is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Wiggins who work in healthcare suport services (14.35%), office and administrative support (11.82%), and sales jobs (11.21%).

The percentage of people in Wiggins with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.53% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wiggins in 2010 was $16,205, 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 $64,820 for a family of four. However, Wiggins contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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