Wilkinson County, MS

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Population

9,084

1.61% decline

Median Age

37.3


Median Household Income

$23,340

9.7% decline

Poverty Rate

38.7%


Number of Employees

2,355

9.11% decline

Median Property Value

$60,400

2.42% decline

About

In 2017, Wilkinson County, MS had a population of 9.08k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $23,340. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wilkinson County, MS declined from 9,233 to 9,084, a -1.61% decrease and its median household income declined from $25,846 to $23,340, a -9.7% decrease.

The population of Wilkinson County, MS is 71% Black or African American Alone, 27.9% White Alone, and 0.429% Some Other Race Alone. N/A% of the people in Wilkinson County, MS speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wilkinson County, MS is $60,400, and the homeownership rate is 80.7%. Most people in Wilkinson County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilkinson County, MS is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Wilkinson County, MS employs 2.36k people. The largest industries in Wilkinson County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (454 people), Public Administration (396 people), and Retail Trade (287 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,188), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($58,179), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,043).

Median household income in Wilkinson County, MS is $23,340. Males in Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$23,340

2017 value

± $3,447

-9.7%

1 Year Growth

± 24.4%

Households in Wilkinson County, MS have a median annual income of $23,340, 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 $25,846 in 2016, which represents a -9.7% 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 Wilkinson 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilkinson County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $25,292, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $22,656 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wilkinson 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

38.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilkinson County, MS (3.11k out of 8.02k 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 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    2,734 ± 408

  2. White

    348 ± 149

  3. Two Or More

    25 ± 93

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wilkinson County, MS is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

2.36k

2017 Value

± 371

-9.11%

1 Year decline

± 23.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilkinson County, MS declined at a rate of -9.11%, from 2.59k employees to 2.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilkinson County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (329 people), Health Technologists & Technicians (236 people), and Production Occupations (190 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilkinson County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wilkinson County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (329 people), Health Technologists & Technicians (236 people), and Production Occupations (190 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilkinson County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (5.33 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (5.25 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wilkinson County, MS, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($57,813), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($50,000), and Production Occupations ($44,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.36k

2017 Value

± 371

-9.11%

1 Year decline

± 23.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilkinson County, MS declined at a rate of -9.11%, from 2.59k employees to 2.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilkinson County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (454 people), Public Administration (396 people), and Retail Trade (287 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilkinson County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (454 people), Public Administration (396 people), and Retail Trade (287 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilkinson County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.37 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.6 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wilkinson County, MS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($58,188), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($58,179), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,043).

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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

81.4% of the population of Wilkinson County, MS has health coverage, with 27.4% on employee plans, 34.8% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 6.49% on non-group plans, and 0.149% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wilkinson County, MS see 4561 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.762% decrease from the previous year (4596 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4524 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4524 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

4,561 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wilkinson County, MS see an average of 4,561 patients per year. This represents a 0.762% decrease from the previous year (4,596 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wilkinson County, MS in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

18.6%

Uninsured

27.4%

Employer Coverage

34.8%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

6.49%

Non-Group

0.149%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilkinson County, MS grew by 12.1% from 16.6% to 18.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wilkinson 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

Wilkinson County, MS is home to a population of 9.08k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0% of Wilkinson County, MS residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wilkinson County, MS is composed of 6.45k Black or African American Alone residents (71%), 2.54k White Alone residents (27.9%), 39 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.429%), 26 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.286%), 25 Two or More Races residents (0.275%), 6 Asian Alone residents (0.0661%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wilkinson County, MS was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Wilkinson County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wilkinson County, MS residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0 people

0%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

0 people

As of 2017, 0% of Wilkinson County, MS residents (0 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 Wilkinson County, MS was 0%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Wilkinson County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wilkinson County, MS was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    6.45k ± 80

  2. White Alone

    2.54k ± 18

  3. Some Other Race Alone

    39 ± 60

In 2017, there were 2.54 times more Black or African American Alone residents (6.45k people) in Wilkinson County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.54k White Alone and 39 Some Other Race Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wilkinson 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

    93 ± 56

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    13 ± 20

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    8 ± 31

Wilkinson County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 7.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wilkinson County, MS was $60,400 in 2017, which is 0.278 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $61,900 to $60,400, a 2.42% decrease. The homeownership rate in Wilkinson County, MS is 80.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wilkinson County, MS have an average commute time of 33.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wilkinson County, MS is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$23,340

Median Household Income

± $3,447

2.88k

Number of Households

± 366

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.88k households in Wilkinson County, MS declined from $23,340 from the previous year's value of $25,846.

The following chart displays the households in Wilkinson 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

$60,400

2017 Median

± $10,619

$61,900

2016 Median

± $13,496

In 2017, the median property value in Wilkinson County, MS declined from to $60,400 from the previous year's value of $61,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.7%

2017 Homeownership

80.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.7% of the housing units in Wilkinson County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wilkinson County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wilkinson County, MS have 1 car, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

33.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilkinson County, MS have a longer commute time (33.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.22% of the workforce in Wilkinson County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.63%

  3. Walked

    0.837%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wilkinson County, MS was Drove Alone (89.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.63%) and those who Walked (0.837%).

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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