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Bolivar County, MS&

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0.56% decline
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Median Household Income
0.46% decline
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1.15% decline
Median Property Value
1.18% growth

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The economy of Bolivar County, MS employs 11,698 people. The economy of Bolivar County, MS is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 4.45; 1.62; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bolivar County, MS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,762), Educational Services (1,758), and Retail trade (1,470), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,572), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,529), and Finance & Insurance ($32,375).

Median household income in Bolivar County, MS is $27,457. Males in Bolivar County, MS have an average income that is 1.64 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,744. The income inequality of Bolivar County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bolivar County, MS. In Bolivar County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 47 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,036. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.


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Bolivar County, MS is home to a population of 33,615 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bolivar County, MS is composed of 21,606 Black residents (64.3%), 10,865 White residents (32.3%), 703 Hispanic residents (2.09%), 289 Asian residents (0.86%), and 78 Two+ residents (0.23%). The most common foreign languages in Bolivar County, MS are Spanish (586 speakers), French (82 speakers), and Gujarati (52 speakers), but compared to other places, Bolivar County, MS has a relative high number of Gujarati (52 speakers), French (82 speakers), and Other Indic (48 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bolivar County, MS awarded 774 degrees. The student population of Bolivar County, MS is skewed towards females, with 286 male students and 488 female students. Most students in Bolivar County, MS are White (433 and 55.9%), followed by Black or African American (290 and 37.5%), Unknown (10 and 1.29%), and Hispanic or Latino (7 and 0.9%). The largest universities in Bolivar County, MS by number of graduates are Delta State University (774 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Bolivar County, MS are Elementary Education & Teaching (50 and 6.46%), General Family & Consumer Sciences (36 and 4.65%), and Registered Nursing (35 and 4.52%). The median tuition costs in Bolivar County, MS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,298 and $6,298 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Bolivar County, MS is $86,100, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $85,100 to $86,100, a 1.18% increase. The homeownership rate of Bolivar County, MS is 53.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Bolivar County, MS have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bolivar County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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