Mississippi
Demographic Data






Mississippi POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Mississippi Population & Age Distribution

Total Population
2,976,149

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.3%
5 To 17:
17.8%
18 To 24:
10.1%
25 To 34:
13.0%
35 To 54:
25.1%
55 To 64:
12.7%
65 Years And Over:
15.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
83.9%
83.9%
College Graduated
21.8%
21.8%
Attending College
5.6%
5.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Mississippi
$23,434
$23,434
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Mississippi
$43,567
$43,567
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
20.8%

Employment Industries in MS

Healthcare
15.0%
15.0%
Manufacturing
13.3%
13.3%
Retail
11.7%
11.7%
Education
9.7%
9.7%
Accommodation
7.2%
7.2%
Construction
6.7%
6.7%
Public Service
5.4%
5.4%
Transportation
4.9%
4.9%
Other
4.7%
4.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3.4%
3.4%
Administration
3.4%
3.4%
Finance
3.3%
3.3%
Arts
2.5%
2.5%
Wholesale
2.4%
2.4%
Agriculture
1.7%
1.7%
Real Estate
1.3%
1.3%
Information Technology
1.2%
1.2%
Utilities
1.1%
1.1%
Mining
1.0%
1.0%
Management
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
56.8%
56.8%
Black Or African American
37.5%
37.5%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.4%
0.4%
Asian
0.9%
0.9%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.3%
1.3%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
3.0%
3.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
20.2%
20.2%
Irish
7.3%
7.3%
English
6.8%
6.8%
German
4.9%
4.9%
French
2.4%
2.4%
Italian
1.9%
1.9%
Scottish
1.5%
1.5%
Scots-Irish
1.5%
1.5%
European
1.2%
1.2%
African
0.6%
0.6%
Dutch
0.5%
0.5%
Polish
0.4%
0.4%
British
0.4%
0.4%
Welsh
0.3%
0.3%
Swedish
0.3%
0.3%
Norwegian
0.3%
0.3%
French Canadian
0.2%
0.2%
United States or American
0.1%
0.1%
Lebanese
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
96.1%
96.1%
Spanish
2.4%
2.4%
Vietnamese
0.2%
0.2%
Indic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.1%
0.1%
Chinese
0.1%
0.1%
German
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Hindi
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.0%
0.0%
Gujarathi
0.0%
0.0%
Other Asian languages
0.0%
0.0%
African languages
0.0%
0.0%
Portuguese
0.0%
0.0%
Japanese
0.0%
0.0%
Pacific Island languages
0.0%
0.0%
Urdu
0.0%
0.0%
Russian
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born MS Residents
2.3%