Alcorn State University, MS

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Population

804

9.24% growth

Median Age

20.2


Poverty Rate

14.5%


Number of Employees

207

21.1% growth

Median Property Value

$153,600

15.6% growth

About

In 2017, Alcorn State University, MS had a population of 804 people with a median age of 20.2 and a median household income of N/A. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alcorn State University, MS grew from 736 to 804, a 9.24% increase and its median household income N/A from N/A to N/A, a N/A% N/A.

The population of Alcorn State University, MS is 85.7% Black or African American Alone, 10.9% White Alone, and 1.49% Hispanic or Latino. 4.01% of the people in Alcorn State University, MS speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alcorn State University, MS are Alcorn State University (560 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Alcorn State University, MS is $153,600, and the homeownership rate is 33.3%. Most people in Alcorn State University, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Alcorn State University, MS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Alcorn State University, MS employs 207 people. The largest industries in Alcorn State University, MS are Educational Services (118 people), Finance & Insurance (24 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (24 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($37,813), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,645), and Total ($35,066).

Median household income in Alcorn State University, MS is N/A. Males in Alcorn State University, 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 Alcorn State University, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

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1 Year Growth

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Households in Alcorn State University, MS have a median annual income of N/A, which is approximately the same the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of N/A in N/A, which represents a N/A% 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 Alcorn State University, MS 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 Alcorn State University, MS 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 Alcorn State University, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (N/A)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (N/A) in Alcorn State University, MS was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 65 - 74

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alcorn State University, MS (36 out of 248 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 Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 45 - 54.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    36 ± 70

  2. White

    0 ± 66

  3. Native American

    0 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alcorn State University, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

207

2017 Value

± 111

21.1%

1 Year growth

± 66.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alcorn State University, MS grew at a rate of 21.1%, from 171 employees to 207 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alcorn State University, MS, are Management Occupations (60 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (34 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (31 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alcorn State University, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alcorn State University, MS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (60 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (34 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (31 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alcorn State University, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (5.36 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.85 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alcorn State University, MS, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($49,896), Management Occupations ($49,896), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($41,641).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

207

2017 Value

± 111

21.1%

1 Year growth

± 66.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alcorn State University, MS grew at a rate of 21.1%, from 171 employees to 207 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alcorn State University, MS, are Educational Services (118 people), Finance & Insurance (24 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (24 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alcorn State University, MS, though some of these residents may live in Alcorn State University, 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 Alcorn State University, MS, by number of employees, are Educational Services (118 people), Finance & Insurance (24 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (24 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alcorn State University, MS has an unusually high number of Educational Services (6.15 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.48 times), and Information (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alcorn State University, MS, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($37,813), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,645), and Total ($35,066).

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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 with $25.1B and Mixed freight and $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

83.6% of the population of Alcorn State University, MS has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 9.7% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Alcorn State University, MS 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

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1,883 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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).

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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

16.4%

Uninsured

47.6%

Employer Coverage

15%

Medicaid

9.7%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alcorn State University, MS declined by 26.8% from 22.4% to 16.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alcorn State University, 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

Alcorn State University, MS is home to a population of 804 people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.49% of Alcorn State University, MS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Alcorn State University, MS is composed of 689 Black or African American Alone residents (85.7%), 88 White Alone residents (10.9%), 12 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.49%), 11 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.37%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.498%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Alcorn State University, MS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (17 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (8 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (6 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

20

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

21

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alcorn State University, MS was 20.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 20, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 21. But people in Alcorn State University, MS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Alcorn State University, MS residents was 20.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.49%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.13%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.49% of Alcorn State University, MS residents 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 Alcorn State University, MS was 3.13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Alcorn State University, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Alcorn State University, MS residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Alcorn State University, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alcorn State University, MS was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    689 ± 254

  2. White Alone

    88 ± 42

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12 ± 35.3

In 2017, there were 7.83 times more Black or African American Alone residents (689 people) in Alcorn State University, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 88 White Alone and 12 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 Alcorn State University, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    17 speakers (2.2%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    8 speakers (1.03%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    6 speakers (0.775%)

4.01% of Alcorn State University, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Alcorn State University, MS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.2% of the overall population of Alcorn State University, MS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.03% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.775% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    0 ± 23

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    0 ± 18

  3. Vietnam

    0 ± 23

Alcorn State University, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Alcorn State University, MS awarded 560 degrees. The student population of Alcorn State University, MS is skewed towards women, with 1,208 male students and 2,212 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alcorn State University, MS are Black or African American (486 and 92%), followed by White (30 and 5.68%), Two or More Races (8 and 1.52%), and Asian (2 and 0.379%).

The largest universities in Alcorn State University, MS by number of degrees awarded are Alcorn State University (560 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alcorn State University, MS are General Biological Sciences (73 and 13%), Registered Nursing (61 and 10.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (46 and 8.21%).

The median tuition costs in Alcorn State University, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,269 and $5,269 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 36 degrees awarded

  2. 66 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Alcorn State University, MS was Registered Nursing with 36 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Alcorn State University, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

560 degrees awarded

$5,269

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Alcorn State University, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alcorn State University with 560 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

158

Degrees Awarded to Men

402

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 158 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alcorn State University, MS, which is 0.393 times less than the 402 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    486 degrees awarded

  2. White

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Alcorn State University, MS were to Black or African American students. These 486 degrees mean that there were 16.2 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alcorn State University, MS was $153,600 in 2017, which is 0.706 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,900 to $153,600, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Alcorn State University, MS is 33.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alcorn State University, MS have an average commute time of 12.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alcorn State University, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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N/A

Median Household Income

± N/A

120

Number of Households

± 76

In N/A, the median household income of the 120 households in Alcorn State University, MS N/A N/A from the previous year's value of N/A.

The following chart displays the households in Alcorn State University, 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 $35k - $40k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$153,600

2017 Median

± $26,261

$132,900

2016 Median

± $43,630

In 2017, the median property value in Alcorn State University, MS grew to to $153,600 from the previous year's value of $132,900.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

33.3%

2017 Homeownership

35%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 33.3% of the housing units in Alcorn State University, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 35%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alcorn State University, 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 Alcorn State University, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alcorn State University, MS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

12.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alcorn State University, MS have a shorter commute time (12.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.14% of the workforce in Alcorn State University, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70%

  2. Walked

    15.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    12.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Alcorn State University, MS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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