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.

Wiggins real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Wiggins house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wiggins who work in sales jobs (16.24%), teaching (12.43%), and office and administrative support (10.73%).

In addition, Wiggins is a college town. There are a lot of students in Wiggins attending college, and as a result Wiggins provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

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 11.68% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wiggins in 2010 was $16,256, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,024 for a family of four. However, Wiggins contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Wiggins also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.59% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, Scottish, and Dutch.

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

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