Perkinston, MS

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Living in Perkinston

Perkinston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 7,436 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Perkinston is the 51st largest community in Mississippi.

When you are in Perkinston, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.20% of Perkinston’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Perkinston is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perkinston who work in office and administrative support (9.48%), teaching (8.07%), and sales jobs (7.39%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Perkinston has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Perkinston a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Perkinston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.23 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Perkinston rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.08% of adults 25 and older in Perkinston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Perkinston in 2018 was $25,099, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,396 for a family of four. However, Perkinston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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