Itawamba County, MS

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Population

23,439

0.306% decline

Median Age

39.8


Median Household Income

$38,358

8.42% growth

Poverty Rate

18.4%


Number of Employees

9,392

0.892% growth

Median Property Value

$87,000

3.08% growth

About

In 2017, Itawamba County, MS had a population of 23.4k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $38,358. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Itawamba County, MS declined from 23,511 to 23,439, a -0.306% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,380 to $38,358, a 8.42% increase.

The population of Itawamba County, MS is 90.5% White Alone, 7.36% Black or African American Alone, and 1.48% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Itawamba County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Itawamba County, MS are Itawamba Community College (1,543 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Itawamba County, MS is $87,000, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Itawamba County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Itawamba County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Itawamba County, MS employs 9.39k people. The largest industries in Itawamba County, MS are Manufacturing (2,667 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,192 people), and Retail Trade (993 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,455), Utilities ($47,083), and Construction ($40,402).

Median household income in Itawamba County, MS is $38,358. Males in Itawamba County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Itawamba County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,358

2017 value

± $2,777

8.42%

1 Year Growth

± 8.49%

Households in Itawamba County, MS have a median annual income of $38,358, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,380 in 2016, which represents a 8.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Itawamba County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9503

  2. Census Tract 9504

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Itawamba County, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $41,161, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $34,888 and $34,814.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Itawamba County, MS (4.11k out of 22.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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. White

    3,660 ± 392

  2. Black

    384 ± 143

  3. Hispanic

    76 ± 132

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Itawamba County, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.39k

2017 Value

± 654

0.892%

1 Year growth

± 9.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Itawamba County, MS grew at a rate of 0.892%, from 9.31k employees to 9.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Itawamba County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,789 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,174 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (837 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Itawamba County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Itawamba County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,789 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,174 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (837 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Itawamba County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.29 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.79 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Itawamba County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,417), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,250), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($57,524).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.39k

2017 Value

± 654

0.892%

1 Year growth

± 9.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Itawamba County, MS grew at a rate of 0.892%, from 9.31k employees to 9.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Itawamba County, MS, are Manufacturing (2,667 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,192 people), and Retail Trade (993 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Itawamba County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Itawamba County, MS 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 Itawamba County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,667 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,192 people), and Retail Trade (993 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Itawamba County, MS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.8 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.51 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Itawamba County, MS, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,455), Utilities ($47,083), and Construction ($40,402).

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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).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

88.3% of the population of Itawamba County, MS has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.823% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Itawamba County, MS see 3373 patients per year on average, which represents a 14% decrease from the previous year (3921 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5882 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4706 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

3,373 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Itawamba County, MS see an average of 3,373 patients per year. This represents a 14% decrease from the previous year (3,921 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Itawamba County, MS in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

11.7%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

0.823%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Itawamba County, MS declined by 8.26% from 12.8% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Itawamba County, MS 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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Diversity

Itawamba County, MS is home to a population of 23.4k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.751% of Itawamba County, MS residents were born outside of the country (176 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Itawamba County, MS is composed of 21.2k White Alone residents (90.5%), 1.72k Black or African American Alone residents (7.36%), 347 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.48%), 97 Two or More Races residents (0.414%), 39 Asian Alone residents (0.166%), 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0299%), 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.00853%), and 1 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00427%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Itawamba County, MS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 21.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Itawamba County, MS was 39.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Itawamba County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Itawamba County, MS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.751%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

176 people

0.727%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

171 people

As of 2017, 0.751% of Itawamba County, MS residents (176 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Itawamba County, MS was 0.727%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Mississippi residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Itawamba County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Itawamba County, MS was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.2k ± 2

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.72k ± 90

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    347 ± 162

In 2017, there were 12.3 times more White Alone residents (21.2k people) in Itawamba County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.72k Black or African American Alone and 347 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Itawamba County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Itawamba County, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Itawamba County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Itawamba County, MS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    492 ± 133

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    210 ± 88

  3. Korea

    120 ± 72

Itawamba County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Itawamba County, MS awarded 1,543 degrees. The student population of Itawamba County, MS is skewed towards women, with 2,244 male students and 3,181 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Itawamba County, MS are White (1,130 and 73.2%), followed by Black or African American (345 and 22.4%), Hispanic or Latino (27 and 1.75%), and Unknown (19 and 1.23%).

The largest universities in Itawamba County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Itawamba Community College (1,543 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Itawamba County, MS are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (256 and 16.6%), General Studies (222 and 14.4%), and General Business (78 and 5.06%).

The median tuition costs in Itawamba County, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 256 degrees awarded

  2. 222 degrees awarded

  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Itawamba County, MS was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 256 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,543 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Itawamba County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Itawamba Community College with 1,543 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

567

Degrees Awarded to Men

976

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 567 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Itawamba County, MS, which is 0.581 times less than the 976 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,130 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    345 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Itawamba County, MS were to White students. These 1,130 degrees mean that there were 3.28 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 345 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Itawamba County, MS was $87,000 in 2017, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,400 to $87,000, a 3.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Itawamba County, MS is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Itawamba County, MS have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Itawamba County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,358

Median Household Income

± $2,777

8.81k

Number of Households

± 611

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.81k households in Itawamba County, MS grew to $38,358 from the previous year's value of $35,380.

The following chart displays the households in Itawamba 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$87,000

2017 Median

± $4,611

$84,400

2016 Median

± $3,602

In 2017, the median property value in Itawamba County, MS grew to to $87,000 from the previous year's value of $84,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Itawamba County, MS 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 Itawamba County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2017 Homeownership

75.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.3% of the housing units in Itawamba County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Itawamba County, MS have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Itawamba County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Itawamba County, MS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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