Mississippi

State

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Population
2.99M
0.0814% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
Median Age
37.7

Median Household Income
$44,717
2.73% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$123,300
2.58% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Mississippi had a population of 2.99M people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $44,717. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Mississippi grew from 2.98M to 2.99M, a 0.0814% increase and its median household income grew from $43,529 to $44,717, a 2.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mississippi are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.8%), White (Hispanic) (1.71%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.865%). NaNM% of the people in Mississippi speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mississippi are University of Mississippi (5,716 degrees awarded in 2017), Mississippi State University (4,541 degrees), and Hinds Community College (3,549 degrees).

The median property value in Mississippi is $123,300, and the homeownership rate is 68.2%. Most people in Mississippi commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Mississippi is 2 cars per household.

Mississippi borders Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

COVID-19

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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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Mississippi (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (40.1%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.19%). The most partisan county was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Mississippi
57.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Mississippi was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Mississippi colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Mississippi

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

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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Diversity

Mississippi is home to a population of 2.99M people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.34% of Mississippi residents were born outside of the country (69.8k people).

In 2018, there were 1.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.68M people) in Mississippi than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.13M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 51.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mississippi
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.68M ± 845
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.13M ± 5.98k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    51.2k ± 3.87k
2.92%
Hispanic Population
87.1k people

In 2018, there were 1.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.68M people) in Mississippi than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.13M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 51.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.92% of the people in Mississippi are hispanic (87.1k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.34%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
69.8k people
2.31%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
68.9k people

As of 2018, 2.34% of Mississippi residents (69.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mississippi was 2.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Mississippi was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Mississippi are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Mississippi residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,893 ± 3,182 people
  2. Guatemala
    7,670 ± 2,147 people
  3. India
    5,747 ± 1,859 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,893 Mississippi residents, followed by Guatemala with 7,670 and India with 5,747.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2018 Citizenship
98.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.5% of Mississippi residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Mississippi was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    49,595 ± 2,947
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    37,216 ± 4,263
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    29,372 ± 2,967

Mississippi has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Mississippi is $44,717. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Mississippi was Madison County, MS with a value of $75,992, followed by DeSoto County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $68,385 and $66,480.

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The economy of Mississippi employs N/A people. The largest industries in Mississippi are N/A, and the highest paying industries are N/A.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,717
2018 value
± $793
2.73%
1 Year Growth
± 2.58%

Households in Mississippi have a median annual income of $44,717, 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 $43,529 in 2017, which represents a 2.73% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Mississippi compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
± N/A

In N/A, full-time male employees in N/A made N/A times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

In N/A the highest paid race/ethnicity of N/A workers was N/A. These workers were paid N/A times more than N/A workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in N/A.

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Wage Distribution

N/A Wage GINI in N/A
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In N/A, the income inequality in N/A was N/A according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a N/A N/A from N/A to N/A, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat N/A even. The GINI for N/A was N/A than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed N/A evenly in N/A 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mississippi was Madison County, MS with a value of $75,992, followed by DeSoto County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $68,385 and $66,480.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mississippi (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    353,470 ± 4,142
  2. White
    220,845 ± 3,525
  3. Hispanic
    21,702 ± 1,253

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

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From N/A to N/A, employment in Mississippi stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mississippi, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (41,722 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (35,525 people), and Cashiers (35,401 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mississippi.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mississippi, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (41,722 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (35,525 people), and Cashiers (35,401 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Mississippi has an unusually high number of residents working as Upholsterers (14.3 times higher than expected), Tire builders (8.01 times), and Marine engineers & naval architects (6.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mississippi, by average salary, are Physicians ($228,046), Surgeons ($225,682), and Nurse anesthetists ($223,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value

From N/A to N/A, employment in Mississippi stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mississippi, are N/A. This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mississippi, though some of these residents may live in Mississippi 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 Mississippi, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Mississippi has an unusually high number of Ship & boat building (7.14 times higher than expected), Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.01 times), and Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products (5.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mississippi, by average salary, are N/A.

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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. $39.9B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather ($25.1B) and Mixed freight ($13.1B).

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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$187B
2015 Value in Mississippi
$277B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% 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. $34.4B
  2. $16.3B
  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Mississippi awarded 44,036 degrees. The student population of Mississippi is skewed towards women, with 69,119 male students and 104,818 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mississippi are White (25,340 and 58.6%), followed by Black or African American (15,094 and 34.9%), Hispanic or Latino (757 and 1.75%), and Unknown (689 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Mississippi by number of degrees awarded are University of Mississippi (5,716 and 13%), Mississippi State University (4,541 and 10.3%), and Hinds Community College (3,549 and 8.06%).

The most popular majors in Mississippi are General Studies (3,149 and 7.15%), Registered Nursing (2,422 and 5.5%), and General Business Administration & Management (2,153 and 4.89%).

The median tuition costs in Mississippi are $10,765 for private four year colleges, and $7,120 and $7,805 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 757 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 1,136 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1,057 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Mississippi was General Biological Sciences with 757 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Mississippi according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,716 degrees awarded
  2. 4,541 degrees awarded
  3. 3,549 degrees awarded
$7,120
Median In-State Public
$10,765
Median Private

In 2017, the Mississippi institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Mississippi with 5,716 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

17,449
Degrees Awarded to Men
26,587
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 17,449 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mississippi, which is 0.656 times less than the 26,587 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Mississippi by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    25,340 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    15,094 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    757 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mississippi were to White students. These 25,340 degrees mean that there were 1.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 15,094 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mississippi was $123,300 in 2018, which is 0.537 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $120,200 to $123,300, a 2.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Mississippi is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mississippi have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mississippi is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$123,300
2018 Median
± $2,586
$120,200
2017 Median
± $1,849

In 2018, the median property value in Mississippi grew to to $123,300 from the previous year's value of $120,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mississippi 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 Mississippi the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.
$44,717
Median Household Income
± $793
1.11M
Number of Households
± 18,304

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.11M households in Mississippi grew to $44,717 from the previous year's value of $43,529.

The following chart displays the households in Mississippi 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.2%
2018 Homeownership
68.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 68.2% of the housing units in Mississippi were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

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

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Commute Time

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mississippi have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.57% of the workforce in Mississippi have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    85.5%
  2. Carpooled
    8.88%
  3. Worked At Home
    2.64%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Mississippi was Drove Alone (85.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.88%) and those who Worked At Home (2.64%).

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

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Health

88% of the population of Mississippi has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 2.38% 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 1883 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 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

1,883 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,883 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1,896 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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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Mississippi
$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%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
2.38%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mississippi N/A by N/A from N/A% to 12%.

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