Scooba is a small town in Mississippi with a population of just under 1,000. Young adults (15-24) will find no shortage of activities, as they make up a larger portion of the population here (37%) than nationally (14%), while young professionals appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 31, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Mississippi. Only 26% of residents rent in Scooba, as the majority own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $363/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Mississippi. Over the course of a year, renters in Scooba will save around $5,100 compared to the state average.
Among Scooba residents over the age of 25, 4% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Scooba: education, manufacturing, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 19% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in transportation, making it the top profession in the town. Scooba workers take home an average annual income of nearly $36,000, less than the Mississippi average. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
With an average commute time of about 38 minutes, slower than most cities in Mississippi, Scooba residents find that getting to work takes some patience. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 31% of workers, while public transportation isn't used. Few workers commute on foot.
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