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Mississippi Summary
Population: 2,842,935
Area: 46183.61 sq. miles
Land: 45,840.97 sq. miles (99.26 %)
Water: 342.64 sq. miles (0.74 %)
Population Density: 62.02 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 287.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Mississippi Details
Mississippi Area Codes
Mississippi cities with population over 100,000
Jackson (196,160)
    
Mississippi cities with population over 50,000
Biloxi (70,772)
Brandon (54,293)
Columbus (56,033)
Gulfport (81,658)
Hattiesburg (73,060)
Meridian (65,921)

Mississippi Demographics

Mississippi Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentNational Avg.
Male1,372,53348.28 %49.04 %
Female1,470,40251.72 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.93-0.96
Total Population2,842,935100.00 %-
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Mississippi Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentNational Avg.
Under 5 years204,2587.18 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years216,8077.63 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years218,6387.69 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years233,0858.20 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years212,7797.48 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years381,51413.42 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years425,07014.95 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years361,76912.73 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years132,1044.65 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years113,5603.99 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years185,5996.53 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years114,8824.04 %4.38 %
85 years and over42,8701.51 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentNational Avg.
Median age (years)34.0-37.7
18 years and over2,068,13072.75 %74.27 %
Male
977,12034.37 %35.85 %
Female
1,091,01038.38 %38.42 %
21 years and over1,922,17667.61 %69.92 %
62 years and over409,50914.40 %14.65 %
65 years and over343,35112.08 %12.42 %
Male
135,8044.78 %5.12 %
Female
207,5477.30 %7.30 %
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Mississippi Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentNational Avg.
One race2,822,92499.30 %97.55 %
White
1,745,30361.39 %75.21 %
Black or African American
1,033,08636.34 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
11,6480.41 %0.87 %
Asian
18,6260.66 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
3,8270.13 %0.59 %
Chinese
3,0990.11 %0.85 %
Filipino
2,6080.09 %0.65 %
Japanese
7660.03 %0.28 %
Korean
1,3340.05 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
5,3870.19 %0.39 %
Other Asian
1,6050.06 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
6670.02 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
1970.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
2130.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
1570.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
1000.00 %0.04 %
Some other race
13,5940.48 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentNational Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)39,3561.38 %13.70 %
Mexican
21,4840.76 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
2,8790.10 %2.46 %
Cuban
1,5080.05 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
13,4850.47 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino2,803,57998.62 %86.30 %
Additional Race Distribution Reports

Mississippi Social Profile

Mississippi School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentNational Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school789,485100.00 %-
Nursery school, preschool
54,0286.84 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
47,3496.00 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
363,12846.00 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
172,07521.80 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
152,90519.37 %22.81 %
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Mississippi Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentNational Avg.
Population 25 years and over1,756,453100.00 %-
Less than 9th grade
168,7959.61 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
307,70717.52 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
515,81229.37 %28.63 %
High school or higher
1,279,95172.87 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
366,64220.87 %21.05 %
Associate degree
100,5405.72 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
194,22611.06 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
296,95716.91 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
102,7315.85 %8.86 %
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Mississippi Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total ancestries reported2,288,347100.00 %-
Arab4,2150.18 %0.42 %
Czech2,2200.10 %0.59 %
Danish2,6170.11 %0.50 %
Dutch18,7050.82 %1.58 %
English173,6297.59 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)66,1302.89 %2.90 %
French Canadian9,9320.43 %0.85 %
German129,2545.65 %14.93 %
Greek2,6620.12 %0.40 %
Hungarian1,8430.08 %0.49 %
Irish195,6968.55 %10.65 %
Italian40,3941.77 %5.47 %
Lithuanian5370.02 %0.23 %
Norwegian7,0880.31 %1.56 %
Polish10,1550.44 %3.12 %
Portuguese1,0590.05 %0.41 %
Russian2,3560.10 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish55,0692.41 %1.50 %
Scottish35,1851.54 %1.70 %
Slovak5070.02 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African20,4690.89 %0.62 %
Swedish7,1550.31 %1.39 %
Swiss1,6010.07 %0.32 %
Ukrainian7230.03 %0.31 %
United States or American403,32017.62 %7.18 %
Welsh6,9510.30 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1,7340.08 %0.65 %
Other ancestries1,087,14147.51 %31.89 %
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Mississippi Economy

Mississippi Employment

GroupNumberPercentNational Avg.
Population 16 years and over2,157,550100.00 %-
Males 16 years and over
1,022,44947.39 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
1,135,10152.61 %51.68 %
In labor force
1,282,03659.42 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
674,56352.62 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
607,47347.38 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
1,266,38558.70 %63.10 %
Employed
1,172,72054.35 %59.39 %
Unemployed
93,6654.34 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-7.31 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
15,6510.73 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
875,51440.58 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Private wage and salary workers886,99475.64 %78.40 %
Government workers206,39717.60 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business74,9856.39 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers4,3440.37 %0.31 %
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Mississippi Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentNational Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations320,98627.37 %33.60 %
Service occupations174,31114.86 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations292,44124.94 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations14,4411.23 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations131,67411.23 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations238,86720.37 %14.63 %
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Mississippi Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentNational Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining39,4053.36 %1.87 %
Construction88,7387.57 %6.80 %
Manufacturing215,08318.34 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade39,6903.38 %3.60 %
Retail trade138,62111.82 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities63,1495.38 %5.19 %
Information21,4541.83 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing55,7194.75 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services60,5405.16 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services236,24120.14 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services97,6828.33 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)56,1864.79 %4.88 %
Public administration60,2125.13 %4.83 %
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Mississippi Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Households1,047,087100.00 %106,788,273
Less than $10,000
169,15916.16 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
92,0398.79 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
164,78115.74 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
147,88114.12 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
171,30916.36 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
168,35516.08 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
70,7116.75 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
40,3253.85 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
9,8940.94 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
12,6331.21 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$27,993.88-$39,349.33
Average household size2.68-2.58
Average income per member of household$10,463.44-$15,252.86
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Mississippi Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Workers 16 years and over1,163,529100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
924,16279.43 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
176,28115.15 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
6,5870.57 %4.73 %
Walked
21,8071.87 %2.94 %
Other means
12,0931.04 %1.20 %
Worked at home
22,5991.94 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)28.0408 minutes-26.3 minutes
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Mississippi Housing

Mississippi Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total housing units1,161,448100.00 %117,282,697
Occupied housing units
1,045,96690.06 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
756,62165.14 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
289,34524.91 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
115,4829.94 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
21,8581.88 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.63 %-2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate7.98 %-7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.68-2.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.65-2.45
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Mississippi Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total housing units1,161,467100.00 %-
1-unit, detached
791,20468.12 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
20,1341.73 %5.68 %
2 units
28,4012.45 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
38,5943.32 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
39,0183.36 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
17,2151.48 %3.99 %
20 or more units
31,3652.70 %8.59 %
Mobile home
192,64616.59 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
2,8900.25 %0.22 %
Additional Housing Structures Reports

Mississippi Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentNational Avg.
Total housing units1,161,467100.00 %-
1 room
8,5110.73 %2.21 %
2 rooms
35,5123.06 %4.88 %
3 rooms
95,5268.22 %10.06 %
4 rooms
189,76116.34 %15.95 %
5 rooms
316,01627.21 %20.92 %
6 rooms
247,23921.29 %18.39 %
7 rooms
137,55711.84 %11.98 %
8 rooms
72,0746.21 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
59,2715.10 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.2-5.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentNational Avg.
Occupied housing units1,045,954100.00 %-
1.00 or less
994,39495.07 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
35,3723.38 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
16,1881.55 %2.54 %
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Mississippi Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Utility gas388,94933.49 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas216,21618.62 %5.96 %
Electricity416,20535.83 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.2,0200.17 %8.06 %
Coal or coke660.01 %0.12 %
Wood17,7341.53 %1.51 %
Solar energy1960.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel1,4720.13 %0.35 %
No fuel used3,0960.27 %1.25 %
Additional Household Heating Reports

Mississippi Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units532,028100.00 %-
Less than $50,000
151,89828.55 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
233,86743.96 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
82,48115.50 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
33,4526.29 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
20,6813.89 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
7,0141.32 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
1,7330.33 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
9020.17 %0.56 %
Additional Property Value Reports

Mississippi Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentNational Avg.
With a mortgage330,52462.13 %69.56 %
Less than $300
9,8481.85 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
50,9809.58 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
83,32415.66 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
100,38718.87 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
60,20611.32 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
16,8433.17 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
8,9361.68 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged201,50437.87 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Less than 15 percent225,63842.41 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent85,14416.00 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent61,30011.52 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent39,1917.37 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent26,4184.97 %6.01 %
35 percent or more85,35816.04 %15.91 %
Not computed8,9791.69 %0.85 %
Additional Mortgage Reports

Mississippi Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentNational Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units282,418100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
29,59010.48 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
30,02510.63 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
94,18533.35 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
73,14825.90 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
16,8555.97 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
4,0001.42 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
1,3790.49 %2.89 %
No cash rent
33,23611.77 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)152,16253.88 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentNational Avg.
Less than 15 percent53,43518.92 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent35,68512.64 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent30,41210.77 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent24,1008.53 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent17,5826.23 %7.32 %
35 percent or more77,94627.60 %29.47 %
Not computed43,25815.32 %7.77 %

Mississippi Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentNational Avg.
None96,6528.32 %9.57 %
1357,66330.79 %31.22 %
2394,97534.01 %34.76 %
3 or more196,66416.93 %15.45 %
Additional Vehicle Usage Reports
 
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