Winston County, MS

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Population

18,482

0.2% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$33,313

1.5% growth

Poverty Rate

25.3%


Number of Employees

7,303

1.28% growth

Median Property Value

$77,600

3.48% decline

About

In 2017, Winston County, MS had a population of 18.5k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $33,313. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Winston County, MS declined from 18,519 to 18,482, a -0.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,820 to $33,313, a 1.5% increase.

The population of Winston County, MS is 50.3% White Alone, 47% Black or African American Alone, and 1.24% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Winston County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Winston County, MS is $77,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.1%. Most people in Winston County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Winston County, MS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Winston County, MS employs 7.3k people. The largest industries in Winston County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,164 people), Manufacturing (1,054 people), and Educational Services (850 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,991), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,042), and Transportation & Warehousing ($35,595).

Median household income in Winston County, MS is $33,313. Males in Winston 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 Winston County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,313

2017 value

± $2,589

1.5%

1 Year Growth

± 17.3%

Households in Winston County, MS have a median annual income of $33,313, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,820 in 2016, which represents a 1.5% 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 Winston 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 9504

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Winston County, MS was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $38,583, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $35,781 and $35,250.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Winston County, MS (4.57k out of 18k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    3,154 ± 333

  2. White

    1,397 ± 217

  3. Hispanic

    29 ± 106

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

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

7.3k

2017 Value

± 552

1.28%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Winston County, MS grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 7.21k employees to 7.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Winston County, MS, are Production Occupations (808 people), Sales & Related Occupations (739 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (645 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Winston County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Winston County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (808 people), Sales & Related Occupations (739 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (645 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Winston County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.07 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.91 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Winston County, MS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,303), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($51,725), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($42,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.3k

2017 Value

± 552

1.28%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Winston County, MS grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 7.21k employees to 7.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Winston County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,164 people), Manufacturing (1,054 people), and Educational Services (850 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Winston County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Winston 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 Winston County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,164 people), Manufacturing (1,054 people), and Educational Services (850 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Winston County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.52 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.32 times), and Utilities (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Winston County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,991), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,042), and Transportation & Warehousing ($35,595).

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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. $46.3B

  2. $23.9B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $46.3B, followed by Textiles/leather ($23.9B) and Mixed freight ($14.2B).

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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$206B

2020 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $206B. This is expected to increase 34.7% 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. $37.6B

  2. $18B

  3. $17.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $37.6B, followed by Tennessee with $18B and Louisiana and $17.5B.

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

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Health

87.8% of the population of Winston County, MS has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 25.9% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Winston County, MS see 2617 patients per year on average, which represents a 15% decrease from the previous year (3080 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4540 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 726 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

2,617 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Winston County, MS see an average of 2,617 patients per year. This represents a 15% decrease from the previous year (3,080 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

12.2%

Uninsured

35.4%

Employer Coverage

25.9%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.54%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Winston County, MS declined by 3.7% from 12.7% to 12.2%.

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

Winston County, MS is home to a population of 18.5k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.476% of Winston County, MS residents were born outside of the country (88 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Winston County, MS is composed of 9.3k White Alone residents (50.3%), 8.69k Black or African American Alone residents (47%), 230 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.24%), 215 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.16%), 37 Two or More Races residents (0.2%), 6 Asian Alone residents (0.0325%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Winston County, MS was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Winston County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Winston County, MS residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.476%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

88 people

0.432%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

80 people

As of 2017, 0.476% of Winston County, MS residents (88 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 Winston County, MS was 0.432%, 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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Winston County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Winston County, MS was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.3k ± 20

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.69k ± 40

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    230 ± 20

In 2017, there were 1.07 times more White Alone residents (9.3k people) in Winston County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.69k Black or African American Alone and 230 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    308 ± 93

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    133 ± 72

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    104 ± 61

Winston County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Winston County, MS was $77,600 in 2017, which is 0.338 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,400 to $77,600, a 3.48% decrease. The homeownership rate in Winston County, MS is 72.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Winston County, MS have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Winston County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$77,600

2017 Median

± $3,670

$80,400

2016 Median

± $5,461

In 2017, the median property value in Winston County, MS declined from to $77,600 from the previous year's value of $80,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Winston 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 Winston County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Household Income

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$33,313

Median Household Income

± $2,589

7.41k

Number of Households

± 543

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.41k households in Winston County, MS grew to $33,313 from the previous year's value of $32,820.

The following chart displays the households in Winston 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.1%

2017 Homeownership

68%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.1% of the housing units in Winston County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68%.

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

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Winston County, MS have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.68% of the workforce in Winston County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.7%

  2. Carpooled

    16.5%

  3. Other

    2.26%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Winston County, MS was Drove Alone (76.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (16.5%) and those who Other (2.26%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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