Adams County, MS

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Population

31,583

0.517% decline

Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$30,359

2.95% decline

Poverty Rate

34.2%


Number of Employees

10,190

5.02% decline

Median Property Value

$90,800

1.57% growth

About

In 2017, Adams County, MS had a population of 31.6k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $30,359. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Adams County, MS declined from 31,747 to 31,583, a -0.517% decrease and its median household income declined from $31,283 to $30,359, a -2.95% decrease.

The population of Adams County, MS is 52.8% Black or African American Alone, 36.9% White Alone, and 8.44% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Adams County, MS speak a non-English language, and 94% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Adams County, MS is $90,800, and the homeownership rate is 62.5%. Most people in Adams County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Adams County, MS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Adams County, MS employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Adams County, MS are Retail Trade (1,454 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,423 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,074 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,534), Wholesale Trade ($52,500), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,583).

Median household income in Adams County, MS is $30,359. Males in Adams 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 Adams County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,359

2017 value

± $1,438

-2.95%

1 Year Growth

± 8.27%

Households in Adams County, MS have a median annual income of $30,359, 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 $31,283 in 2016, which represents a -2.95% 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 Adams 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 9

  2. Census Tract 7

  3. Census Tract 6

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Adams County, MS was Census Tract 9 with a value of $42,097, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $38,125 and $33,276.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Adams 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

34.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Adams County, MS (9.95k out of 29.1k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    6,789 ± 476

  2. White

    2,671 ± 447

  3. Hispanic

    870 ± 344

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

10.2k

2017 Value

± 675

-5.02%

1 Year decline

± 9.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Adams County, MS declined at a rate of -5.02%, from 10.7k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Adams County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,251 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,157 people), and Management Occupations (811 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Adams County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Adams County, MS, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,251 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,157 people), and Management Occupations (811 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adams County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.12 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.93 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Adams County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($64,583), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,571), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($53,427).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.2k

2017 Value

± 675

-5.02%

1 Year decline

± 9.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Adams County, MS declined at a rate of -5.02%, from 10.7k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Adams County, MS, are Retail Trade (1,454 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,423 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,074 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Adams County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Adams 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 Adams County, MS, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,454 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,423 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,074 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adams County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.16 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.41 times), and Public Administration (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Adams County, MS, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,534), Wholesale Trade ($52,500), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,583).

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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

$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

83.7% of the population of Adams County, MS has health coverage, with 26.7% on employee plans, 30.3% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Adams County, MS see 1158 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.45% decrease from the previous year (1175 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2404 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2083 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

1,158 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Adams County, MS see an average of 1,158 patients per year. This represents a 1.45% decrease from the previous year (1,175 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

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

16.3%

Uninsured

26.7%

Employer Coverage

30.3%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.17%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Adams County, MS declined by 0.264% from 16.4% to 16.3%.

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

Adams County, MS is home to a population of 31.6k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.63% of Adams County, MS residents were born outside of the country (2.73k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Adams County, MS is composed of 16.7k Black or African American Alone residents (52.8%), 11.7k White Alone residents (36.9%), 2.67k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.44%), 330 Two or More Races residents (1.04%), 197 Asian Alone residents (0.624%), 56 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.177%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Adams County, MS was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Adams County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Adams County, MS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.63%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.73k people

7.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.5k people

As of 2017, 8.63% of Adams County, MS residents (2.73k 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 Adams County, MS was 7.88%, 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

94%

2017 Citizenship

94.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94% of Adams County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Adams County, MS was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    16.7k ± 331

  2. White Alone

    11.7k ± 27

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.67k ± 577

In 2017, there were 1.43 times more Black or African American Alone residents (16.7k people) in Adams County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.7k White Alone and 2.67k 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 Adams 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 Adams 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 Adams County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Adams 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

    542 ± 133

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    161 ± 118

  3. Korea

    156 ± 60

Adams County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Adams County, MS was $90,800 in 2017, which is 0.417 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,400 to $90,800, a 1.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Adams County, MS is 62.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Adams County, MS have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Adams County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$30,359

Median Household Income

± $1,438

11.5k

Number of Households

± 686

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.5k households in Adams County, MS declined from $30,359 from the previous year's value of $31,283.

The following chart displays the households in Adams 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$90,800

2017 Median

± $4,585

$89,400

2016 Median

± $3,262

In 2017, the median property value in Adams County, MS grew to to $90,800 from the previous year's value of $89,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Adams 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 Adams 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 Adams County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Adams County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.5%

2017 Homeownership

63.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.5% of the housing units in Adams County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

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

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Adams County, MS have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Adams County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.2%

  2. Carpooled

    6.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Adams County, MS was Drove Alone (87.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.5%) and those who Worked At Home (3.71%).

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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