Mount Olive, a small town in Mississippi, has a population of approximately 1,000. Families with young children should feel welcome, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just under 36, the town's residents skew younger than most cities in Mississippi. Most residents own their homes in Mount Olive, and 35% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $571 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Mississippi. Over the course of a year, renters in Mount Olive will save around $2,600 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average, Mount Olive has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (23%). Further, 5% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Mount Olive residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and education. Together, these industries account for 20% of the town's workforce. Mount Olive workers take home an average annual income of just under $45,000, about $10,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
Mount Olive has an average commute time of about 28 minutes, longer than the Mississippi average of about 23 minutes. Many residents (28%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not used. Few workers (2%) commute on foot, though the number exceeds the national average.
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