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

Mississippi Heat Map by County Population

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Mississippi Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
1,543,840
51.6%
50.8
Male
1,448,500
48.4%
49.2
Total Population
2,992,330
 
 

Mississippi Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
188,849
6.3% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
214,272
7.2% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
201,065
6.7% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
221,454
7.4% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
214,356
7.2% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
373,921
12.5% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
385,487
12.9% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
375,597
12.6% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
202,233
6.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
174,138
5.8% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
262,037
8.8% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
131,106
4.4% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
47,818
1.6% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
2,264,330
75.7%
77.1
Female
1,185,140
52.3%
51.4%
Male
1,079,190
47.7%
48.6%
21 Years and over
2,122,540
70.9%
72.9
62 Years and over
540,998
18.1%
18.3
65 Years and over
440,961
14.7%
14.9
Female
250,975
56.9%
55.9%
Male
189,986
43.1%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
37

Mississippi Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
2,956,470
98.8% 
96.9
White
1,758,590
58.8% 
73.1
Black or African American
1,128,480
37.7% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
11,723
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
30,540
1.0% 
5.4
Asian Indian
7,691
0.3% 
1.2
Chinese
5,334
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
3,676
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
736
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
1,837
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
7,831
0.3% 
0.5
Other Asian
3,435
0.1% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
834
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
26,315
0.9% 
4.8
Two or More Races
35,860
1.2% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
85,758
2.9% 
17.6
Mexican
52,486
1.8% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
10,089
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
853
0.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
22,330
0.7% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
2,906,580
97.1% 
82.4

Mississippi Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
112,812
5.8% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
209,997
10.8% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
605,790
31.0% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
438,004
22.4% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
179,135
9.2% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
253,036
13.0% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
153,563
7.9% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
322,809
16.6%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
1,629,528
83.5%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
406,599
20.9%
30.6

Mississippi Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
825,337
34.6%
33.5
Now Married
1,047,602
43.9%
47.5
Divorced
279,594
11.7%
11.0
Separated
68,945
2.9%
2.1
Widowed
166,669
7.0%
5.8

Mississippi Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
2,694,070
96.1%
78.5%
Languages other than english
109,415
3.9%
21.5%
Spanish
67,547
2.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
17,362
0.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
17,515
0.6%
3.5%
Other Languages
6,991
0.2%
1.0%

Mississippi Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
126,539
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
76,535
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
157,581
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
128,474
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
158,173
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
183,442
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
119,535
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
103,531
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
27,290
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
23,271
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
40,593
 
55,775
Per capita income
21,291
 
29,979

Mississippi Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
34,649
2.9%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
115,098
9.5%
9.8
Construction
82,795
6.9%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
292,136
24.2%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
56,776
4.7%
6.5
Information
14,494
1.2%
2.1
Manufacturing
164,689
13.6%
10.3
Other services except public administration
54,725
4.5%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
81,278
6.7%
11.3
Public administration
64,183
5.3%
4.6
Retail trade
143,673
11.9%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
70,185
5.8%
5.1
Wholesale trade
31,998
2.7%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
129,903
10.8%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
371,328
30.8%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
208,887
17.3%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
284,709
23.6%
23.6
Service occupations
211,852
17.6%
18.0

Mississippi Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,193,910
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,019,850
85.4%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
109,591
9.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
3,834
0.3%
5.2
Walked
17,702
1.5%
2.8
Other means
17,812
1.5%
1.8
Worked at home
25,115
2.1%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
24.0
 
26.0

Mississippi Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
76,992
7.0%
8.9
1 vehicles
368,705
33.4%
33.5
2 vehicles
408,395
37.0%
37.2
3 or more
250,279
22.7%
20.3

Mississippi Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,104,370
84.9%
87.7
Owner Occupied
744,203
67.4%
63.0
Renter Occupied
360,168
32.6%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
196,561
15.1%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
9
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Mississippi Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,300,930
1 room
18,363
1.4%
2.3
2 rooms
20,807
1.6%
2.5
3 rooms
81,703
6.3%
9.0
4 rooms
201,699
15.5%
16.6
5 rooms
343,186
26.4%
20.0
6 rooms
271,747
20.9%
17.9
7 rooms
163,135
12.5%
12.1
8 rooms
97,506
7.5%
8.5
9 rooms or more
102,786
7.9%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Mississippi Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,300,930
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
903,335
69.4%
61.4
1-unit, attached
15,502
1.2%
5.8
2-units
30,274
2.3%
3.7
3 or 4 units
37,281
2.9%
4.5
5 to 9 units
63,776
4.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
33,226
2.6%
4.6
20 or more units
26,860
2.1%
8.8
Mobile home
189,135
14.5%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,543
0.1%
0.1

Mississippi Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
62,431
4.8%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
43,442
3.3%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
94,565
7.3%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
156,932
12.1%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
246,956
19.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
193,166
14.8%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
228,088
17.5%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Mississippi Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
338,181
30.6%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
130,201
11.8%
4.7
Electricity
614,013
55.6%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
2,122
0.2%
5.1
Coal or coke
51
0.0%
0.1
Wood
14,941
1.4%
2.0
Solar energy
295
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
1,086
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
3,481
0.3%
1.2

Mississippi Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
368,624
 
47140700.0
$3,000 or more
6,671
1.8%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
6,929
1.9%
1.7%
Less than $500
12,317
3.3%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
17,941
4.9%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
54,865
14.9%
$1,000 to 1,499
122,036
33.1%
$500 to $999
147,865
40.1%
42.7%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
169,529
46.4%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
49,307
13.5%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
36,111
9.9%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
24,939
6.8%
7.3%
35.0% or more
85,846
23.5%
22.3%
Not Computed
2,892
NR
NR

Mississippi Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
313,250 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
53,885
17.2%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
6,503
2.1%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
865
0.3%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
988
0.3%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
274
0.1%
1.5%
$500 to $999
188,735
60.3%
42.7%
Less than $500
62,000
19.8%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
46,918
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
724
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
39,165
13.1%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
37,536
12.6%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
35,226
11.8%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
29,166
9.8%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
29,029
9.7%
9.2%
35.0% or more
128,032
42.9%
41.4%
Not Computed
62,014
NR
NR

Mississippi Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
744,203
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
131,036
17.6%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
199,762
26.8%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
137,794
18.5%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
115,828
15.6%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
100,507
13.5%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
44,278
5.9%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
12,055
1.6%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
2,943
0.4%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
112,700
 
194,500
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