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Mississippi

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Table

Mississippi
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
2,949,965
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
2,949,965
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
2,961,279
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 2,961,279
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,967,297
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.8%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
58.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
38.0%
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
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
56.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 164,687
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 2.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 1,332,050
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 68.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $125,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,161
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $358
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $789
Building permits, 2021 7,988
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 1,116,649
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.59
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 87.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 4.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 86.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 75.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 85.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 22.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 56.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 53.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 8,181,285
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 18,752,296
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 5,564,028
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 36,920,630
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $12,345
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $46,511
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $25,444
Persons in poverty, percent
18.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 58,897
Total employment, 2020 949,927
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 38,104,261
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 228,123
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 41,265
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 25,349
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 6,653
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,503
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 32,683
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,914
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 33,214
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 63.1
Population per square mile, 2010 63.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 46,923.96
Land area in square miles, 2010 46,923.27
FIPS Code 28
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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