Yazoo City, MS
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Yazoo City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 11,245 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Yazoo City is the 37th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Yazoo City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yazoo City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yazoo City who work in office and administrative support (13.93%), sales jobs (8.67%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.26%).

Yazoo City 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 rate of college-level education in Yazoo City is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.77% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yazoo City in 2010 was $11,589, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $46,356 for a family of four. Yazoo City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 46.48% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

The most common language spoken in Yazoo City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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