Quitman, a small town in Mississippi, has a population of slightly more than 2,000. Retirees are widely prevalent, as they account for 23% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 43, skew older than most cities in Mississippi. Renters tend to be in the minority in Quitman, and 75% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $506 a month, which is $282/month less than the state average.
Averaging about 23 minutes, Quitman's commute time is faster than around 70% of cities in Mississippi. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 33% of residents, while public transit is not used. Few workers (5%) commute on foot, though the number far exceeds the national average.
Quitman residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are entertainment, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 25% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of about $44K, Quitman workers take home less than the average Mississippi resident. Quitman's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Quitman has a relatively high concentration of college graduates compared to the Mississippi average, as 13% of the town's residents over the age of 25 possess either a BA, BS, or BFA. Additionally, 18% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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