Edwards, a small town in Mississippi, has a population of slightly less than 1,000. Families with young children can expect to feel welcome, as kids under 5 account for an above-average 9% of the community, while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. With an average age of just over 35, the town's residents skew younger than most cities in Mississippi. Renters tend to be in the minority in Edwards, and 67% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $445/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Edwards will save around $4,100 compared to the state average.
Among Edwards residents older than 25, 6% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are two primary industries in Edwards: manufacturing and retail. Together, these industries account for 15% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, as 9% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Edwards workers bring in an average annual income of around $42,000, less than the state average. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 32 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Edwards residents are well aware that it takes some patience traveling to work. Many residents (38%) drive to work, while public transportation is not used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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