Kemper County, MS

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2020 Population
9,829
1.15% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.6
6.76% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
27%
5.19% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$30,735
1.18% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$78,600
6.79% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,674
11% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Kemper County, MS had a population of 9.83k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $30,735. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kemper County, MS declined from 9,943 to 9,829, a −1.15% decrease and its median household income declined from $31,103 to $30,735, a −1.18% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kemper County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (62%), White (Non-Hispanic) (33.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.49%), White (Hispanic) (0.265%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.265%).

None of the households in Kemper 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.

99.8% of the residents in Kemper County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kemper County, MS are East Mississippi Community College (1,076 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Kemper County, MS was $78,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%.

Most people in Kemper County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Kemper County, MS was 3 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kemper County, MS is home to a population of 9.83k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.153% of Kemper County, MS residents were born outside of the country (15 people).

In 2020, there were 1.83 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.09k people) in Kemper County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k White (Non-Hispanic) and 343 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Kemper County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kemper County, MS was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kemper County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.09k ± 39
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.33k ± 19
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    343 ± 35
0.346%
Hispanic Population
34 people

In 2020, there were 1.83 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.09k people) in Kemper County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k White (Non-Hispanic) and 343 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.346% of the people in Kemper County, MS are hispanic (34 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    18,827 ± 3,358 people
  2. India
    5,246 ± 1,777 people
  3. Vietnam
    4,118 ± 1,574 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 18,827 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,246 and Vietnam with 4,118.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.153%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
15 people
0.0704%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
7 people

As of 2020, 0.153% of Kemper County, MS residents (15 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 Kemper County, MS was 0.0704%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    153 ± 76
  2. Korea
    49 ± 51
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    23 ± 37

Kemper County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Kemper County, MS employs 3.67k people. The largest industries in Kemper County, MS are Educational Services (901 people), Manufacturing (503 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (441 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,489), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,938), and Finance & Insurance ($49,688).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,621. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.67k
2020 Value
± 614
11%
1 Year growth
± 20.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kemper County, MS grew at a rate of 11%, from 3.31k employees to 3.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kemper County, MS, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations (591 people), Production Occupations (413 people), and Transportation Occupations (320 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kemper County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.67k
2020 Value
± 614
11%
1 Year growth
± 20.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kemper County, MS grew at a rate of 11%, from 3.31k employees to 3.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kemper County, MS, are Educational Services (901 people), Manufacturing (503 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (441 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kemper County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Kemper 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

$26,805
Median earning men ± $943
$20,446
Median earning women ± $5,500

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($56,587), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,778), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,453).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,693), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($28,276), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($23,679).

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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. 38
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 32
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 29
    Manufacturing

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $23.1k
    Manufacturing
  2. $4.08k
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining
  3. $3.07k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kemper County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 61% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.8%), followed by Other (0.993%).

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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In 2020, universities in Kemper County, MS awarded 1,076 degrees. The student population of Kemper County, MS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,454 male students and 1,938 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kemper County, MS are White (522 and 48.5%), followed by Black or African American (511 and 47.5%), Unknown (12 and 1.12%), and Asian (11 and 1.02%).

The largest universities in Kemper County, MS by number of degrees awarded are East Mississippi Community College (1,076 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kemper County, MS are Other Health Preparatory Programs (105 and 9.76%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (77 and 7.16%), and Other Health & Medical Administrative Services (71 and 6.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,392 students enrolled in Kemper County, MS, 42.9% men and 57.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,578 records, of which 64.6% were women and 35.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 105 degree-majors awarded
  2. 77 degree-majors awarded
  3. 57 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kemper County, MS was Other Health Preparatory Programs with 105 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Kemper County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,076 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Mississippi Community College with 1,076 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 494 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kemper County, MS, which is 0.849 times less than the 582 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 522 degrees mean that there were 1.02 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 511 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($240) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Kemper County, MS was $78,600 in 2020, which is 0.342 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $73,600 to $78,600, a 6.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Kemper County, MS is 74.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Kemper County, MS have an average commute time of 34.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kemper County, MS is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

In 2021, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kemper County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.42%.

Property

$78,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,852
$2,811
Median Property Taxes
±$414

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 Kemper County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
Homeownership
2020
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.8% of the housing units in Kemper County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 302
  2. Census Tract 301

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kemper County, 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.
$30,735
Median Household Income
± $6,852
3.76k
Number of Households
± 540

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.76k households in Kemper County, MS declined from $30,735 from the previous year's value of $31,103.

The following chart displays the households in Kemper 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 Kemper County, 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 (86.5%)
  2. Carpooled (5.7%)
  3. Other (4.53%)

In 2020, 86.5% of workers in Kemper County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.7%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (4.53%).

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

34.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kemper County, MS have a longer commute time (34.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.8% of the workforce in Kemper County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kemper County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.42%.

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Poverty & Diversity

27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kemper County, MS (2.41k out of 8.91k 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 45 - 54 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 40.3% of the children was living in poverty in Kemper County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 98.5 in Kemper County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 34.6 per 100,000 population.

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87.2% of the population of Kemper County, MS has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 22.3% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 0.407% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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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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 21.6% under 18 years, 24.7% between 18 and 34 years, 32.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

12.8%
Uninsured
36.1%
Employer Coverage
22.3%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
0.407%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kemper County, MS grew by 8.21% from 11.9% to 12.8%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 43.2% in Kemper County, MS.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Kemper County, MS.

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