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Mississippi; South Carolina; West Virginia; Virginia; United States

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Mississippi
South Carolina
West Virginia
Virginia
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2,986,530 5,084,127 1,805,832 8,517,685 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,976,149 5,148,714 1,792,147 8,535,519 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2,986,530 5,084,127 1,805,832 8,517,685 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 2,968,130 4,625,366 1,853,018 8,001,049 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 2,968,118 4,625,381 1,853,001 8,001,055 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.3% 11.3% -3.3% 6.7% 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.6% 9.9% -2.5% 6.5% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,967,297 4,625,364 1,852,994 8,001,024 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
5.8%
5.3%
6.0%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.6%
21.8%
20.2%
22.0%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.9%
17.7%
19.9%
15.4%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
51.5%
50.5%
50.8%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
59.1%
68.5%
93.5%
69.5%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
37.8%
27.1%
3.6%
19.9%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.5%
0.3%
0.5%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
1.8%
0.8%
6.9%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
1.9%
1.8%
3.1%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.4%
5.8%
1.7%
9.6%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.5%
63.7%
92.1%
61.5%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 168,996 366,862 134,508 684,480 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.3% 4.9% 1.6% 12.3% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,332,577 2,318,271 893,778 3,538,847 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 68.2% 68.9% 72.9% 66.2% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $114,500 $154,800 $115,000 $264,900 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,134 $1,227 $1,023 $1,767 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $357 $371 $319 $470 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $762 $868 $711 $1,202 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 6,883 35,487 2,887 31,977 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 1,105,576 1,894,711 734,676 3,128,415 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.62 2.54 2.42 2.61 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.6% 85.3% 88.4% 84.5% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.9% 7.0% 2.5% 16.1% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 81.5% 86.2% 81.8% 89.9% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 68.0% 75.3% 72.9% 82.0% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 83.9% 87.1% 86.5% 89.3% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 21.8% 27.4% 20.3% 38.2% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.8% 10.4% 14.1% 8.0% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.4%
12.7%
7.9%
10.2%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.0% 59.7% 53.1% 64.2% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.4% 56.0% 48.9% 60.4% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,999,175 9,763,818 4,036,333 17,795,901 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,630,587 22,941,292 12,259,395 47,705,003 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 66,441,608 99,160,840 24,553,072 96,389,872 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,302,952 45,520,900 14,295,437 86,613,641 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 37,053,190 58,093,824 22,637,923 110,002,385 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,413 $12,298 $12,201 $13,438 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.6 24.6 25.8 28.4 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $43,567 $51,015 $44,921 $71,564 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,434 $27,986 $25,479 $37,763 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
19.7%
15.3%
17.8%
10.7%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 59,2941 109,2381 36,5221 201,8931 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 939,4851 1,866,4511 549,4131 3,310,5421 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 35,366,7181 76,707,2951 22,287,0601 177,105,7691 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 Z1 8.7%1 -1.7%1 1.7%1 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 219,596 351,453 88,343 617,046 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 235,454 367,726 114,435 653,193 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 125,079 202,446 63,112 353,012 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 89,159 131,856 39,065 236,290 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 74,824 83,233 5,777 185,043 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 155,094 276,269 104,785 450,109 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 26,789 47,987 12,912 76,434 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 198,566 303,137 94,960 548,439 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 63.2 153.9 77.1 202.6 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 46,923.27 30,060.70 24,038.21 39,490.09 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 28 45 54 51 00
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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