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Mississippi; Missouri; United States

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Mississippi
Missouri
United States
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.5%
22.3%
22.3%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,976,149 6,137,428 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 2,968,130 5,988,950 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.3% 2.5% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,967,297 5,988,927 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
6.0%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.5%
22.3%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.4%
17.3%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
50.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
59.1%
82.9%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
37.8%
11.8%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.6%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
2.2%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
2.4%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.4%
4.4%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.4%
79.1%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 165,538 401,779 18,230,322
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 2.4% 4.2% 13.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,339,021 2,819,383 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 68.2% 66.8% 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $119,000 $157,200 $217,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,147 $1,277 $1,595
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $359 $446 $500
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $780 $830 $1,062
Building permits, 2019 6,952 17,460 1,386,048
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 1,104,394 2,414,521 120,756,048
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.62 2.46 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 86.9% 84.8% 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 4.0% 6.3% 21.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 83.8% 89.0% 90.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 71.5% 80.2% 82.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 84.5% 89.9% 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 22.0% 29.2% 32.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 11.9% 10.3% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.4%
12.0%
9.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 56.7% 62.6% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 53.4% 58.8% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,999,175 12,430,310 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,630,587 40,089,316 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 66,441,608 111,535,362 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,302,952 91,916,351 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 37,053,190 90,546,581 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,413 $15,036 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 24.8 23.9 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $45,081 $55,461 $62,843
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $24,369 $30,810 $34,103
Persons in poverty, percent
19.6%
12.9%
10.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 59,271 153,710 7,912,405
Total employment, 2018 944,890 2,533,694 130,881,471
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 36,775,694 120,602,935 7,097,310,272
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.6% 0.7% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 222,159 426,915 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 235,454 491,606 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 125,079 257,948 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 89,159 162,616 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 74,824 61,035 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 155,094 415,972 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 26,789 49,217 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 198,566 415,542 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 63.2 87.1 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 46,923.27 68,741.52 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 28 29 1
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). 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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