Jefferson County, MS

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2022 Population
7,207
1.08% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.3
1.98% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
31.8%
5.74% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$31,544
8.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$76,400
17.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jefferson County, MS had a population of 7.21k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $31,544. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jefferson County, MS declined from 7,286 to 7,207, a −1.08% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,205 to $31,544, a 8.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (77.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (13%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.29%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (1.89%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.652%).

None of the households in Jefferson County, 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.

99.3% of the residents in Jefferson County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Jefferson County, MS was $76,400, and the homeownership rate was 72.3%.

Most people in Jefferson County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jefferson County, MS is home to a population of 7.21k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.971% of Jefferson County, MS residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

In 2022, there were 5.92 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.56k people) in Jefferson County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 939 White (Non-Hispanic) and 453 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Jefferson County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, MS was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.56k ± 444
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    939 ± 20
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    453 ± 289
8.46%
Hispanic Population
610 people

In 2022, there were 5.92 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.56k people) in Jefferson County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 939 White (Non-Hispanic) and 453 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.46% of the people in Jefferson County, MS are hispanic (610 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.971%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
70 people
1.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
78 people

As of 2022, 0.971% of Jefferson County, MS residents (70 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson County, MS was 1.07%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    55 ± 65
  2. Vietnam
    44 ± 54
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    31 ± 58

Jefferson County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, MS employs 2.16k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (745 people), Educational Services (382 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (125 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($105,074), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,625), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($55,500).

Occupations

2.16k
2022 Value
± 403
−4.09%
1 Year decline
± 35.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, MS declined at a rate of −4.09%, from 2.25k employees to 2.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, MS, are Management Occupations (376 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (239 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (210 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.16k
2022 Value
± 403
−4.09%
1 Year decline
± 35.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jefferson County, MS declined at a rate of −4.09%, from 2.25k employees to 2.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (745 people), Educational Services (382 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (125 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson County, 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

$33,883
Median earning men ± $2,826
$24,618
Median earning women ± $2,924

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($100,045), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,172), and Construction ($65,114).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,409), Public Administration ($28,750), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($26,904).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

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. 24
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 15
    Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities
  3. 15
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 85.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (13.6%), followed by Other (0.921%).

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.

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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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, MS was $76,400 in 2022, which is 0.271 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $64,800 to $76,400, a 17.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, MS is 72.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jefferson County, MS have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$76,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,052
$1,828
Median Property Taxes
±$320

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 Jefferson County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.3%
Homeownership
2022
59.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.3% of the housing units in Jefferson County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9502
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$31,544
Median Household Income
± $4,159
2.53k
Number of Households
± 401

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.53k households in Jefferson County, MS grew to $31,544 from the previous year's value of $29,205.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (92.6%)
  2. Carpooled (5.33%)
  3. Other (1.28%)

In 2022, 92.6% of workers in Jefferson County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.33%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (1.28%).

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

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, MS have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.54% of the workforce in Jefferson County, 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 Jefferson County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

31.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, MS (2.14k out of 6.73k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson 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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Health

88.7% of the population of Jefferson County, MS has health coverage, with 24.8% on employee plans, 38.2% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 0.326% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.6% were men and 55.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 16% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.6% were men and 55.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
24.8%
Employer Coverage
38.2%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
0.326%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, MS declined by 18% from 13.8% to 11.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Jefferson County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 51% in Jefferson County, MS.

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