Brookhaven, MS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
34,197
0.358% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.5
1.54% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
22%
4.92% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$41,355
2.94% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$105,100
5.63% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Brookhaven, MS had a population of 34.2k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $41,355. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Brookhaven, MS declined from 34,320 to 34,197, a −0.358% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,606 to $41,355, a −2.94% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brookhaven, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.04%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.526%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.126%).

None of the households in Brookhaven, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Brookhaven, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Brookhaven, MS was $105,100, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Brookhaven, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Brookhaven, MS was 2 cars per household.

Brookhaven, MS borders Jackson, MS and McComb, MS.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Brookhaven, MS is home to a population of 34.2k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.828% of Brookhaven, MS residents were born outside of the country (283 people).

In 2020, there were 2.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23k people) in Brookhaven, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 356 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Brookhaven, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Brookhaven, MS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brookhaven, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23k ± 29
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.6k ± 29
  3. White (Hispanic)
    356 ± 68
1.24%
Hispanic Population
424 people

In 2020, there were 2.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23k people) in Brookhaven, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 356 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.24% of the people in Brookhaven, MS are hispanic (424 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brookhaven, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.828%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
283 people
0.527%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
181 people

As of 2020, 0.828% of Brookhaven, MS residents (283 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brookhaven, MS was 0.527%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    380 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    138 ± 103
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    114 ± 87

Brookhaven, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Brookhaven, MS employs 13.2k people. The largest industries in Brookhaven, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,329 people), Retail Trade (1,684 people), and Educational Services (1,310 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,204), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,313), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,128).

Occupations

13.2k
2020 Value
± 1,031
−1.37%
1 Year decline
± 10.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brookhaven, MS declined at a rate of −1.37%, from 13.4k employees to 13.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brookhaven, MS, are Management Occupations (1,333 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,288 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,226 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brookhaven, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.2k
2020 Value
± 1,031
−1.37%
1 Year decline
± 10.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brookhaven, MS declined at a rate of −1.37%, from 13.4k employees to 13.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brookhaven, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,329 people), Retail Trade (1,684 people), and Educational Services (1,310 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brookhaven, MS, though some of these residents may live in Brookhaven, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,831
Median earning men ± $5,564
$28,288
Median earning women ± $3,408

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($55,714), Manufacturing ($54,603), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,186).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($41,765), Public Administration ($39,028), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($34,929).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 285
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 237
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 188
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

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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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

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. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

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

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Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.876% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (691k), Some college (559k), and Secondary Education (417k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Brookhaven, MS was $105,100 in 2020, which is 0.457 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $99,500 to $105,100, a 5.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Brookhaven, MS is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Brookhaven, MS have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brookhaven, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brookhaven, MS is $41,355. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Brookhaven, MS was Madison County, MS with a value of $71,621, followed by DeSoto County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $69,990 and $68,310.

Property

$105,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,255
$9,965
Median Property Taxes
±$884

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brookhaven, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brookhaven, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2020
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.9% of the housing units in Brookhaven, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brookhaven, MS was Madison County, MS with a value of $71,621, followed by DeSoto County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $69,990 and $68,310.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,355
Median Household Income
± $2,482
13.1k
Number of Households
± 1,035

In 2020, the median household income of the 13.1k households in Brookhaven, MS declined from $41,355 from the previous year's value of $42,606.

The following chart displays the households in Brookhaven, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brookhaven, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (90.6%)
  2. Carpooled (4.15%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.04%)

In 2020, 90.6% of workers in Brookhaven, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (4.15%) and those who worked at home (3.04%).

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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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brookhaven, MS have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.89% of the workforce in Brookhaven, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brookhaven, MS (7.41k out of 33.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brookhaven, MS is White, followed by Black 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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85.8% of the population of Brookhaven, MS has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.961% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see 1890 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0529% increase from the previous year (1889 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2051 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 591 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,890 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,890 patients per year. This represents a 0.0529% increase from the previous year (1,889 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.2% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

14.2%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.961%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brookhaven, MS declined by 0.864% from 14.3% to 14.2%.

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

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