Wayne County, MS

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Population

20,458

0.288% decline

Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$35,215

2.2% growth

Poverty Rate

24.3%


Number of Employees

7,800

3.2% growth

Median Property Value

$80,100

8.24% growth

About

In 2017, Wayne County, MS had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $35,215. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wayne County, MS declined from 20,517 to 20,458, a -0.288% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,458 to $35,215, a 2.2% increase.

The population of Wayne County, MS is 57.8% White Alone, 40.5% Black or African American Alone, and 0.645% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Wayne County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wayne County, MS is $80,100, and the homeownership rate is 80.8%. Most people in Wayne County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wayne County, MS employs 7.8k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, MS are Manufacturing (1,174 people), Retail Trade (995 people), and Educational Services (760 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,742), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,684), and Wholesale Trade ($42,283).

Median household income in Wayne County, MS is $35,215. Males in Wayne County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Wayne County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,215

2017 value

± $4,541

2.2%

1 Year Growth

± 19.3%

Households in Wayne County, MS have a median annual income of $35,215, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,458 in 2016, which represents a 2.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wayne County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9503

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $45,755, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $37,331 and $36,329.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wayne County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, MS (4.89k out of 20.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    3,773 ± 529

  2. White

    1,074 ± 277

  3. Other

    29 ± 124

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wayne County, MS is Black, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.8k

2017 Value

± 816

3.2%

1 Year growth

± 13.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, MS grew at a rate of 3.2%, from 7.56k employees to 7.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, MS, are Production Occupations (968 people), Sales & Related Occupations (967 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (750 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wayne County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (968 people), Sales & Related Occupations (967 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (750 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.98 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.14 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, MS, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,064), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($91,307), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,015).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.8k

2017 Value

± 816

3.2%

1 Year growth

± 13.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, MS grew at a rate of 3.2%, from 7.56k employees to 7.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,174 people), Retail Trade (995 people), and Educational Services (760 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Wayne County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Wayne County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,174 people), Retail Trade (995 people), and Educational Services (760 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (13.3 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.65 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,742), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,684), and Wholesale Trade ($42,283).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $39.9B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather ($25.1B) and Mixed freight ($13.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% to $277B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.4B

  2. $16.3B

  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.2% of the population of Wayne County, MS has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 26.9% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.954% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Wayne County, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MS see 3428 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.1% increase from the previous year (2927 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4096 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6827 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,428 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, MS see an average of 3,428 patients per year. This represents a 17.1% increase from the previous year (2,927 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.8%

Uninsured

38.3%

Employer Coverage

26.9%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

0.954%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, MS declined by 15.3% from 14% to 11.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wayne County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wayne County, MS is home to a population of 20.5k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.259% of Wayne County, MS residents were born outside of the country (53 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, MS is composed of 11.8k White Alone residents (57.8%), 8.29k Black or African American Alone residents (40.5%), 132 Two or More Races residents (0.645%), 131 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.64%), 61 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.298%), 14 Asian Alone residents (0.0684%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wayne County, MS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wayne County, MS was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Wayne County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wayne County, MS residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.259%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

53 people

0.161%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

33 people

As of 2017, 0.259% of Wayne County, MS residents (53 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wayne County, MS was 0.161%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Mississippi residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Wayne County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, MS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.8k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.29k ± 220

  3. Two or More Races

    132 ± 137

In 2017, there were 1.43 times more White Alone residents (11.8k people) in Wayne County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.29k Black or African American Alone and 132 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wayne County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Wayne County, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Wayne County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wayne County, MS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    392 ± 130

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    103 ± 79

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    89 ± 94

Wayne County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, MS was $80,100 in 2017, which is 0.368 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $74,000 to $80,100, a 8.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, MS is 80.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wayne County, MS have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,215

Median Household Income

± $4,541

7.76k

Number of Households

± 713

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.76k households in Wayne County, MS grew to $35,215 from the previous year's value of $34,458.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$80,100

2017 Median

± $8,403

$74,000

2016 Median

± $6,643

In 2017, the median property value in Wayne County, MS grew to to $80,100 from the previous year's value of $74,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wayne County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wayne County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wayne County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wayne County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.8%

2017 Homeownership

81.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.8% of the housing units in Wayne County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wayne County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wayne County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wayne County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, MS have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 10.6% of the workforce in Wayne County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.28%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wayne County, MS was Drove Alone (79.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.28%) and those who Worked At Home (7.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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