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Mississippi

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Mississippi
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2,986,530
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2,986,530
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 2,968,118
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,967,297
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.9%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
59.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
37.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 172,587
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,332,577
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 68.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $109,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,105
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $346
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $740
Building permits, 2018 6,883
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 1,103,514
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 79.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 64.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 83.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 21.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 11.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 53.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,999,175
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,630,587
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 66,441,608
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,302,952
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 37,053,190
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,413
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $42,009
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $22,500
Persons in poverty, percent
19.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 58,8501
Total employment, 2016 939,3221
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 34,356,9611
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.4%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 219,596
All firms, 2012 235,454
Men-owned firms, 2012 125,079
Women-owned firms, 2012 89,159
Minority-owned firms, 2012 74,824
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 155,094
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 26,789
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 198,566
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 63.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 46,923.27
FIPS Code 28
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Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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