Mississippi Demographic Data

Mississippi Demographic Summary

  • Population: 2,984,926
  • Area: 48,432.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 46,920.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 1,512.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 61.63 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 438.98 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Mississippi Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
1,547,790
51.8%
50.8
Male
1,440,930
48.2%
49.2
Total Population
2,988,730
 
 

Mississippi Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
186,830
6.3% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
205,379
6.9% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
208,359
7.0% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
219,814
7.4% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
211,322
7.1% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
378,612
12.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
374,600
12.5% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
375,436
12.6% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
195,279
6.5% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
183,461
6.1% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
270,109
9.0% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
128,542
4.3% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
50,983
1.7% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
2,265,570
75.8%
77.2
Female
1,190,180
52.5%
51.3%
Male
1,075,390
47.5%
48.7%
21 Years and over
2,121,470
71.0%
73.1
62 Years and over
559,944
18.7%
18.8
65 Years and over
449,634
15.0%
15.2
Female
254,369
56.6%
55.8%
Male
195,265
43.4%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
37
0.0%
0.0

Mississippi Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
2,954,870
98.9% 
96.8
White
1,748,730
58.5% 
72.6
Black or African American
1,134,960
38.0% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
13,260
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
26,708
0.9% 
5.4
Asian Indian
3,917
0.1% 
1.2
Chinese
5,214
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
5,476
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
1,715
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
1,520
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
5,674
0.2% 
0.6
Other Asian
3,192
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
631
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
30,583
1.0% 
5.1
Two or More Races
33,852
1.1% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
86,733
2.9% 
17.8
Mexican
53,333
1.8% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
9,405
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
2,093
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
21,902
0.7% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
2,901,990
97.1% 
82.2

Mississippi Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
94,724
4.8% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
216,010
11.0% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
603,335
30.8% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
438,995
22.4% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
177,695
9.1% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
264,865
13.5% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
161,398
8.2% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
310,734
15.8%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
1,646,288
84.0%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
426,263
21.7%
31.2

Mississippi Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
816,866
34.2%
33.7
Now Married
1,056,785
44.3%
47.5
Divorced
273,303
11.4%
11.0
Separated
70,932
3.0%
2.0
Widowed
170,272
7.1%
5.8

Mississippi Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
2,694,220
96.2%
78.4%
Languages other than english
107,676
3.8%
21.6%
Spanish
67,334
2.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
15,295
0.5%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
15,787
0.6%
3.5%
Other Languages
9,260
0.3%
1.1%

Mississippi Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
113,124
10.4%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
87,136
8.0%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
141,366
13.0%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
122,307
11.2%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
155,058
14.2%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
185,063
17.0%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
117,664
10.8%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
106,176
9.7%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
34,786
3.2%
5.8
$200,000 or more
28,565
2.6%
6.4
Median household income
41,754
 
57,617
Per capita income
22,694
 
31,128

Mississippi Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
31,409
2.6%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
122,392
10.0%
9.8
Construction
78,995
6.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
300,452
24.5%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
58,990
4.8%
6.6
Information
14,836
1.2%
2.1
Manufacturing
164,882
13.4%
10.1
Other services except public administration
58,637
4.8%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
80,900
6.6%
11.4
Public administration
63,193
5.1%
4.6
Retail trade
147,237
12.0%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
74,769
6.1%
5.2
Wholesale trade
31,120
2.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
133,203
10.8%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
383,467
31.2%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
203,156
16.5%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
279,985
22.8%
23.3
Service occupations
228,001
18.6%
18.1

Mississippi Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,215,220
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,027,770
84.6%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
119,367
9.8%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
3,700
0.3%
5.1
Walked
16,760
1.4%
2.7
Other means
20,335
1.7%
1.8
Worked at home
27,290
2.2%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
24.3
 
26.6

Mississippi Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
70,989
6.5%
8.7
1 vehicles
367,231
33.7%
33.2
2 vehicles
399,868
36.6%
37.1
3 or more
253,157
23.2%
21.0

Mississippi Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,091,240
83.5%
87.6
Owner Occupied
734,114
67.3%
63.1
Renter Occupied
357,131
32.7%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
216,247
16.5%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
9
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.7
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.5

Mississippi Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,307,490
1 room
18,839
1.4%
2.4
2 rooms
21,745
1.7%
2.7
3 rooms
80,134
6.1%
9.1
4 rooms
209,459
16.0%
16.5
5 rooms
334,275
25.6%
19.8
6 rooms
267,510
20.5%
17.8
7 rooms
166,303
12.7%
12.0
8 rooms
101,748
7.8%
8.6
9 rooms or more
107,479
8.2%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Mississippi Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,307,490
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
906,923
69.4%
61.5
1-unit, attached
15,492
1.2%
5.9
2-units
30,928
2.4%
3.6
3 or 4 units
41,693
3.2%
4.4
5 to 9 units
55,091
4.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
32,501
2.5%
4.4
20 or more units
26,501
2.0%
9.0
Mobile home
197,405
15.1%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
958
0.1%
0.1

Mississippi Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
58,211
4.5%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
46,928
3.6%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
104,160
8.0%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
145,440
11.1%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
246,572
18.9%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
195,037
14.9%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
224,102
17.1%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Mississippi Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
343,978
31.5%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
114,510
10.5%
4.7
Electricity
610,496
55.9%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
2,470
0.2%
4.8
Coal or coke
125
0.0%
0.1
Wood
14,521
1.3%
1.9
Solar energy
321
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
640
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
4,184
0.4%
1.1

Mississippi Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
367,900
 
47295100.0
$2,500 to $2,999
6,854
1.9%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
7,734
2.1%
1.8%
Less than $500
12,382
3.4%
10.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
19,546
5.3%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
47,127
12.8%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
128,834
35.0%
28.3%
$500 to $999
145,423
39.5%
41.0%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
182,881
50.1%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
52,960
14.5%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
31,991
8.8%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
21,211
5.8%
7.0%
35.0% or more
75,937
20.8%
21.3%
Not Computed
2,920
0.0%
0.0%

Mississippi Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
313,437 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
53,318
17.0%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
7,817
2.5%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
2,491
0.8%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
344
0.1%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
451
0.1%
1.8%
$500 to $999
187,540
59.8%
41.0%
Less than $500
61,476
19.6%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
43,694
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
728
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
47,914
15.8%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
38,708
12.8%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
37,530
12.4%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
33,065
10.9%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
26,698
8.8%
9.0%
35.0% or more
119,162
39.3%
40.7%
Not Computed
54,054
0.0%
0.0%

Mississippi Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
734,114
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
131,766
17.9%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
194,070
26.4%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
131,955
18.0%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
104,340
14.2%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
107,475
14.6%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
45,627
6.2%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
14,288
1.9%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
4,593
0.6%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
113,900
 
205,000
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