Attala County, MS

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2022 Population
17,842
1.02% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.1
2.01% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23.6%
9.12% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$42,680
17.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$99,100
11.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Attala County, MS had a population of 17.8k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $42,680. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Attala County, MS declined from 18,025 to 17,842, a −1.02% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,196 to $42,680, a 17.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Attala County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (42.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.59%), Other (Hispanic) (0.97%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.734%).

None of the households in Attala County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.9% of the residents in Attala County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Attala County, MS was $99,100, and the homeownership rate was 75.2%.

Most people in Attala County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Attala County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Attala County, MS is home to a population of 17.8k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.331% of Attala County, MS residents were born outside of the country (59 people).

In 2022, there were 1.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.39k people) in Attala County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 462 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Attala County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Attala County, MS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Attala County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.39k ± 35
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.53k ± 223
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    462 ± 226
2.23%
Hispanic Population
397 people

In 2022, there were 1.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.39k people) in Attala County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.53k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 462 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.23% of the people in Attala County, MS are hispanic (397 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Attala County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.331%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
59 people
0.755%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
136 people

As of 2022, 0.331% of Attala County, MS residents (59 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Attala County, MS was 0.755%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    270 ± 112
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    251 ± 170
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    188 ± 107

Attala County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Attala County, MS employs 7.02k people. The largest industries in Attala County, MS are Manufacturing (1,497 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,132 people), and Retail Trade (782 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,125), Transportation & Warehousing ($58,173), and Construction ($49,577).

Occupations

7.02k
2022 Value
± 618
−0.171%
1 Year decline
± 12.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Attala County, MS declined at a rate of −0.171%, from 7.03k employees to 7.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Attala County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (989 people), Production Occupations (875 people), and Material Moving Occupations (546 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Attala County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.02k
2022 Value
± 618
−0.171%
1 Year decline
± 12.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Attala County, MS declined at a rate of −0.171%, from 7.03k employees to 7.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Attala County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,497 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,132 people), and Retail Trade (782 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Attala County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Attala County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,043
Median earning men ± $4,927
$27,616
Median earning women ± $2,018

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($85,500), Information ($70,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,654).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($48,024), Information ($48,017), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,457).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 111
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 89
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 83
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Attala County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 58.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.1%), followed by Other (0.759%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Attala County, MS was $99,100 in 2022, which is 0.352 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $89,000 to $99,100, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Attala County, MS is 75.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Attala County, MS have an average commute time of 35.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Attala County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Attala County, MS is $42,680. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Attala County, MS was Census Tract 602 with a value of $56,328, followed by Census Tract 604 and Census Tract 603, with respective values of $46,732 and $44,750.

Property

$99,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,986
$4,746
Median Property Taxes
±$412

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Attala County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.2%
Homeownership
2022
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.2% of the housing units in Attala County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 602
  2. Census Tract 604
  3. Census Tract 603

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Attala County, MS was Census Tract 602 with a value of $56,328, followed by Census Tract 604 and Census Tract 603, with respective values of $46,732 and $44,750.

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

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Household Income

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$42,680
Median Household Income
± $5,034
6.31k
Number of Households
± 538

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.31k households in Attala County, MS grew to $42,680 from the previous year's value of $36,196.

The following chart displays the households in Attala 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Attala County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.03%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.5%)

In 2022, 83.1% of workers in Attala County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.03%) and those who worked at home (2.5%).

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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Commute Time

35.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Attala County, MS have a longer commute time (35.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 11.2% of the workforce in Attala County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

23.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Attala County, MS (4.1k out of 17.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Attala County, MS is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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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Health

90.1% of the population of Attala County, MS has health coverage, with 35.5% on employee plans, 29.3% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 9.79% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Attala County, MS see 2272 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.3% increase from the previous year (2041 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3001 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2572 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,272 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Attala County, MS

Primary care physicians in Attala County, MS see an average of 2,272 patients per year. This represents a 11.3% increase from the previous year (2,041 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.5% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.95%
Uninsured
35.5%
Employer Coverage
29.3%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
9.79%
Non-Group
1.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Attala County, MS grew by 7.81% from 9.23% to 9.95%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 98 in Attala County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 45% in Attala County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.1% in Attala County, MS.

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