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, Yazoo City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Yazoo City are a mix 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 (14.26%), sales jobs (8.26%), and healthcare suport services (7.59%).

Being a small city, Yazoo City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Yazoo City, just 12.98% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Yazoo City in 2010 was $11,088, which is low income relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $44,352 for a family of four. Yazoo City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.35% 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 Arabic.

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