Paragould is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 28,986 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Paragould is the 19th largest community in Arkansas.
Paragould is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Paragould is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paragould who work in sales jobs (11.24%), office and administrative support (9.88%), and healthcare (8.63%).
The percentage of adults in Paragould who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.43% of the adults in Paragould have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Paragould in 2018 was $22,949, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,796 for a family of four. However, Paragould contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Paragould home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paragould residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Paragould include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Paragould is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.