Jones County, MS

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Population

68,328

0.022% growth

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$38,656

2.14% growth

Poverty Rate

21.6%


Number of Employees

26,883

0.275% decline

Median Property Value

$85,600

0.234% growth

About

In 2017, Jones County, MS had a population of 68.3k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $38,656. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jones County, MS grew from 68,313 to 68,328, a 0.022% increase and its median household income grew from $37,846 to $38,656, a 2.14% increase.

The population of Jones County, MS is 64.9% White Alone, 29% Black or African American Alone, and 4.27% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jones County, MS speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jones County, MS are Jones County Junior College (1,532 degrees awarded in 2017), Mississippi College of Beauty Culture (25 degrees), and Southeastern Baptist College (11 degrees).

The median property value in Jones County, MS is $85,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Jones County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Jones County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jones County, MS employs 26.9k people. The largest industries in Jones County, MS are Manufacturing (4,269 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,971 people), and Retail Trade (3,315 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,356), Utilities ($49,063), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,354).

Median household income in Jones County, MS is $38,656. Males in Jones 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 Jones County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,656

2017 value

± $2,623

2.14%

1 Year Growth

± 8.76%

Households in Jones County, MS have a median annual income of $38,656, 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 $37,846 in 2016, which represents a 2.14% 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 Jones 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9504.01

  3. Census Tract 9503.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jones County, MS was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $53,500, followed by Census Tract 9504.01 and Census Tract 9503.01, with respective values of $50,441 and $44,505.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jones County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jones County, MS (14.4k out of 66.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    7,615 ± 641

  2. White

    6,373 ± 624

  3. Hispanic

    1,094 ± 311

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

Employment by Occupations

26.9k

2017 Value

± 1,375

-0.275%

1 Year decline

± 7.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jones County, MS declined at a rate of -0.275%, from 27k employees to 26.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jones County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,433 people), Production Occupations (2,830 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,549 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jones County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jones County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,433 people), Production Occupations (2,830 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,549 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jones County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.19 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.91 times), and Production Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jones County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($89,150), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,332), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($56,406).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.9k

2017 Value

± 1,375

-0.275%

1 Year decline

± 7.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jones County, MS declined at a rate of -0.275%, from 27k employees to 26.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jones County, MS, are Manufacturing (4,269 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,971 people), and Retail Trade (3,315 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jones County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Jones 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 Jones County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,269 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,971 people), and Retail Trade (3,315 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jones County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.75 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.88 times), and Manufacturing (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jones County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,356), Utilities ($49,063), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,354).

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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. $46.3B

  2. $23.9B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $46.3B, followed by Textiles/leather ($23.9B) and Mixed freight ($14.2B).

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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$206B

2020 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $206B. This is expected to increase 34.7% 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. $37.6B

  2. $18B

  3. $17.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $37.6B, followed by Tennessee with $18B and Louisiana and $17.5B.

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

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Health

87.7% of the population of Jones County, MS has health coverage, with 37.9% on employee plans, 26.7% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jones County, MS see 1949 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.74% increase from the previous year (1897 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1942 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1942 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

1,949 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jones County, MS see an average of 1,949 patients per year. This represents a 2.74% increase from the previous year (1,897 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jones 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%).

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%).

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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

12.3%

Uninsured

37.9%

Employer Coverage

26.7%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.31%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jones County, MS declined by 3.12% from 12.7% to 12.3%.

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

Jones County, MS is home to a population of 68.3k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.69% of Jones County, MS residents were born outside of the country (1.84k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jones County, MS is composed of 44.3k White Alone residents (64.9%), 19.8k Black or African American Alone residents (29%), 2.92k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.27%), 631 Two or More Races residents (0.923%), 365 Asian Alone residents (0.534%), 146 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.214%), 81 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.119%), and 48 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0702%).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jones County, MS was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Jones County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jones County, MS residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.69%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.84k people

2.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.86k people

As of 2017, 2.69% of Jones County, MS residents (1.84k 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 Jones County, MS was 2.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Jones County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jones County, MS was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    44.3k ± 102

  2. Black or African American Alone

    19.8k ± 188

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.92k ± 245

In 2017, there were 2.24 times more White Alone residents (44.3k people) in Jones County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.8k Black or African American Alone and 2.92k 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 Jones County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,542 ± 229

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    548 ± 197

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    453 ± 186

Jones County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Jones County, MS awarded 1,568 degrees. The student population of Jones County, MS is skewed towards women, with 1,930 male students and 2,673 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jones County, MS are White (1,045 and 66.6%), followed by Black or African American (475 and 30.3%), American Indian or Alaska Native (15 and 0.957%), and Hispanic or Latino (14 and 0.893%).

The largest universities in Jones County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Jones County Junior College (1,532 and 97.7%), Mississippi College of Beauty Culture (25 and 1.59%), and Southeastern Baptist College (11 and 0.702%).

The most popular majors in Jones County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (637 and 40.6%), Electrician (133 and 8.48%), and Welding Technology (114 and 7.27%).

The median tuition costs in Jones County, MS are $4,700 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. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 31 degrees awarded

  3. 637 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jones County, MS was Registered Nursing with 65 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,532 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$4,700

Median Private

In 2017, the Jones County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jones County Junior College with 1,532 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

763

Degrees Awarded to Men

805

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 763 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jones County, MS, which is 0.948 times less than the 805 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Jones County, MS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,045 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    475 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    15 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jones County, MS were to White students. These 1,045 degrees mean that there were 2.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 475 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jones County, MS was $85,600 in 2017, which is 0.373 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,400 to $85,600, a 0.234% increase. The homeownership rate in Jones County, MS is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jones County, MS have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jones County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$85,600

2017 Median

± $4,892

$85,400

2016 Median

± $4,494

In 2017, the median property value in Jones County, MS grew to to $85,600 from the previous year's value of $85,400.

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

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Household Income

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$38,656

Median Household Income

± $2,623

24.7k

Number of Households

± 1,208

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.7k households in Jones County, MS grew to $38,656 from the previous year's value of $37,846.

The following chart displays the households in Jones 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

72.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Jones County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jones County, MS have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Jones County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.8%

  2. Carpooled

    5.93%

  3. Other

    2.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jones County, MS was Drove Alone (88.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.93%) and those who Other (2.14%).

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

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