A small town in Mississippi, Escatawpa has a population of slightly more than 3,000. Middle-aged professionals should feel right at home, as they account for an above-average portion of the population, though retirees appear in large numbers as well. With an average age of just over 45, the town's population skews notablyolder than most cities in Mississippi. Renters tend to be in the minority in Escatawpa, and 72% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $639 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Escatawpa will save around $1,800 compared to the state average.
Escatawpa has an average commute time of about 28 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, selected by 35% of workers, while public transit isn't used. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.
Compared to the national average (5%), Escatawpa has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%). Further, 9% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Many Escatawpa residents work in one of two industries: manufacturing and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 19% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the town's population works in construction, making it the top profession in the town. Escatawpa workers bring in an average annual income of just under $50K, a little less than those elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
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