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Mississippi; West Virginia

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Mississippi
West Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,976,149 1,792,147
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,976,149 1,792,147
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 2,968,130 1,853,018
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.3% -3.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,967,297 1,852,994
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.5%
20.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.4%
20.5%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
50.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
59.1%
93.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
37.8%
3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
1.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.4%
1.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.4%
92.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 168,996 134,508
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.3% 1.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,339,021 894,956
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 68.2% 72.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $114,500 $115,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,134 $1,023
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $357 $319
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $762 $711
Building permits, 2019 6,952 3,010
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 1,105,576 734,676
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.62 2.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.6% 88.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.9% 2.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 81.5% 81.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 68.0% 72.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 83.9% 86.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 21.8% 20.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.8% 14.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.4%
8.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.0% 53.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.4% 48.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,999,175 4,036,333
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,630,587 12,259,395
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 66,441,608 24,553,072
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,302,952 14,295,437
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 37,053,190 22,637,923
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,413 $12,201
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.6 25.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $43,567 $44,921
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,434 $25,479
Persons in poverty, percent
19.6%
16.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 59,271 35,963
Total employment, 2018 944,890 554,567
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 36,775,694 23,198,172
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.6% 0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 222,159 88,150
All firms, 2012 235,454 114,435
Men-owned firms, 2012 125,079 63,112
Women-owned firms, 2012 89,159 39,065
Minority-owned firms, 2012 74,824 5,777
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 155,094 104,785
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 26,789 12,912
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 198,566 94,960
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 63.2 77.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 46,923.27 24,038.21
FIPS Code 28 54
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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