Mississippi Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Mississippi?

top
There are 2,981,835 residents in Mississippi, with a median age of 39. Of this, 48.42% are males and 51.58% are females. US-born citizens make up 96.99% of the resident pool in Mississippi, while non-US-born citizens account for 1.66%. Additionally, 1.35% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 2,577,368 people in Mississippi currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 2,981,835 -0.1%
Male Population 1,443,708 -0.3%
Female Population 1,538,127 0.1%
Male population 48.42%
Female population 51.58%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39 0.8%
Citizen US Born 2,892,179 -0.1%
Citizen not US Born 49,457 3.4%
Not Citizen 40,199 -5.6%
Citizen US Born 96.99%
Citizen not US Born 1.66%
Not Citizen 1.35%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 6,698 -7.7%
Moved from Same County 196,056 -5.5%
Moved from Same State 101,415 -2.1%
Moved from Different State 65,068 -4.3%
Same House as Last Year 2,577,368 0.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.23%
Moved from Same County 6.65%
Moved from Same State 3.44%
Moved from Different State 2.21%
Same House as Last Year 87.47%

What are the employment statistics in Mississippi?

top
White-collar workers make up 71.73% of the working population in Mississippi, while blue-collar employees account for 28.27%. There are also 109,945 entrepreneurs in Mississippi (8.84% of the workforce); 832,273 workers employed in private companies (66.95%); and 230,089 people working in governmental institutions (18.51%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 891,731 1.1%
Blue Collar 351,364 -0.6%
White Collar 71.73%
Blue Collar 28.27%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 109,945 3.7%
Private Companies 832,273 -0.1%
Governmental Workers 230,089 2.2%
Not for Profit Companies 70,788 -0.3%
Self Employees 8.84%
Private Companies 66.95%
Governmental Workers 18.51%
Not for Profit Companies 5.69%

How many households are there in Mississippi?

top
There are a total of 1,116,649 households in Mississippi, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 66.31% of these Mississippi households, while non-family units account for the remaining 33.69%. Additionally, 32.14% of households have children and 67.86% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 1,116,649 1.1%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.2%
Family Households 740,489 0.9%
Non-family Households 376,160 1.6%
Family Households 66.31%
Non-family Households 33.69%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 358,878 0.4%
Households without Children 757,771 1.4%
Households with Children 32.14%
Households without Children 67.86%

What are the median and average incomes in Mississippi?

top
The average annual household income in Mississippi is $57,495, while the median household income sits at $41,326 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $49,899, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $47,656. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $31,048 and $33,158, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $57,495 3.9%
Median Household Income $41,326 4.4%
People below Poverty Level 553,580 -3.6%
People above Poverty Level 2,295,465 0.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Mississippi?

top
There are 1,330,808 housing units in Mississippi, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1983. Of the 1,116,649 occupied housing units in Mississippi, 68.77% are owner-occupied, while 31.23% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 50.01% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $115,200. In general, housing costs reach $560 per month in Mississippi.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,330,808 0.6%
Median Year Built 1983 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 59,346 -1.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 43,190 -1.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 97,999 0.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 152,601 0.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 241,840 -0.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 189,962 -2.5%
Built between 1990 and 1999 230,219 -0.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 223,020 -0.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 92,631 21.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 1,116,649 1.1%
Owner Occupied 767,972 2.0%
Renter Occupied 348,677 -0.8%
Owner Occupied 68.77%
Renter Occupied 31.23%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 384,096 3.4%
Without Mortgage 383,876 0.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $115,200 9.2%
Median Value without Mortgage $81,700 0.7%
Median Housing Costs per Month $560 0.4%
With Mortgage 50.01%
Without Mortgage 49.99%

What is the level of education in Mississippi?

top
Approximately 38.95% of the population in Mississippi holds a high school degree (that's 919,580 residents), while 27.28% have attained a college certificate (643,964 locals) and 12.4% have a bachelor's degree (292,842 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 97,065 -7.0%
Some High School 919,580 -1.5%
Some College 643,964 1.7%
Associate Degree 228,790 5.5%
Bachelor's Degree 292,842 1.7%
Graduate Degree 178,597 7.1%
No High School 4.11%
Some High School 38.95%
Some College 27.28%
Associate Degree 9.69%
Bachelor's Degree 12.4%
Graduate Degree 7.56%

What is the marital status of Mississippi residents?

top
A total of 808,880 people in Mississippi have never been married (which represents 32.85% of the total population), while 1,142,860 of them are wedded (46.42%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 65,653 (2.67%) and 275,148 (11.18%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 808,880 -0.9%
Married 1,142,860 1.1%
Separated 65,653 -2.3%
Widowed 169,485 -0.2%
Divorced 275,148 -1.2%
Never Married 32.85%
Married 46.42%
Separated 2.67%
Widowed 6.88%
Divorced 11.18%

What are the most common means of transportation in Mississippi?

top
The top three means of transportation people in Mississippi use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 1,154,849 residents commute by car, 16,558 prefer going to work by walking and 2,832 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 1,154,849 0.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 2,832 -12.9%
Railroad 23 -23.3%
Ferryboat 180 -22.4%
Bicycle 1,110 -7.6%
Motorcycle 1,074 -9.7%
TaxiCab 576 -0.2%
Walk 16,558 1.4%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Recently added listings in Mississippi

top
$359,000 USD
  • 3 BedsBds
  • 1 BathsBa
$450,000 USD
  • 4 BedsBds
  • 3 BathsBa
$272,900 USD
  • 4 BedsBds
  • 2 BathsBa
$189,900 USD 20.1K
  • 3 BedsBds
  • 2 BathsBa
$235,000 USD
  • 3 BedsBds
  • 2 BathsBa
$180,000 USD
  • 2 BedsBds
  • 2 BathsBa
Choose language: English Español ?