Yazoo City, MS
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Yazoo City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 10,825 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Yazoo City is the 37th largest community in Mississippi.

When you are in Yazoo City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.62% of Yazoo City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Yazoo City is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yazoo City who work in office and administrative support (12.81%), healthcare suport services (7.09%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.64%).

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 percentage of people in Yazoo City with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.98% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yazoo City in 2010 was $13,622, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,488 for a family of four. Yazoo City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.59% 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 African, Irish, English, British, and Scots-Irish.

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


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