Calhoun County, MS

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Population

14,617

0.727% decline

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$33,370

7.16% growth

Poverty Rate

26.9%


Number of Employees

5,260

3.36% decline

Median Property Value

$66,600

1.19% decline

About

In 2017, Calhoun County, MS had a population of 14.6k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $33,370. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Calhoun County, MS declined from 14,724 to 14,617, a -0.727% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,141 to $33,370, a 7.16% increase.

The population of Calhoun County, MS is 65% White Alone, 27.2% Black or African American Alone, and 5.67% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Calhoun County, MS speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Calhoun County, MS is $66,600, and the homeownership rate is 71.2%. Most people in Calhoun County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Calhoun County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Calhoun County, MS employs 5.26k people. The largest industries in Calhoun County, MS are Manufacturing (1,530 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (725 people), and Retail Trade (505 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($97,768), Utilities ($47,875), and Information ($44,861).

Median household income in Calhoun County, MS is $33,370. Males in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,370

2017 value

± $2,074

7.16%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Calhoun County, MS have a median annual income of $33,370, 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 $31,141 in 2016, which represents a 7.16% 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 Calhoun 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Calhoun County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $37,868, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $36,563 and $35,655.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Calhoun County, MS (3.84k out of 14.3k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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. White

    2,035 ± 248

  2. Black

    1,379 ± 156

  3. Hispanic

    499 ± 119

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Calhoun County, MS is White, followed by Black 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

5.26k

2017 Value

± 382

-3.36%

1 Year decline

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calhoun County, MS declined at a rate of -3.36%, from 5.44k employees to 5.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Calhoun County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,279 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (581 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (352 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,279 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (581 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (352 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Calhoun County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.15 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (4.19 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($98,839), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,143), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.26k

2017 Value

± 382

-3.36%

1 Year decline

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Calhoun County, MS declined at a rate of -3.36%, from 5.44k employees to 5.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Calhoun County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,530 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (725 people), and Retail Trade (505 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Calhoun County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,530 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (725 people), and Retail Trade (505 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Calhoun County, MS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.94 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.87 times), and Utilities (2.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Calhoun County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($97,768), Utilities ($47,875), and Information ($44,861).

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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

86% of the population of Calhoun County, MS has health coverage, with 31.4% on employee plans, 28.6% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, MS see 4906 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.183% decrease from the previous year (4915 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4870 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 14610 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

4,906 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, MS see an average of 4,906 patients per year. This represents a 0.183% decrease from the previous year (4,915 patients).

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

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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

14%

Uninsured

31.4%

Employer Coverage

28.6%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Calhoun County, MS declined by 4.38% from 14.7% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Calhoun County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

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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

Calhoun County, MS is home to a population of 14.6k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.04% of Calhoun County, MS residents were born outside of the country (444 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Calhoun County, MS is composed of 9.5k White Alone residents (65%), 3.98k Black or African American Alone residents (27.2%), 829 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.67%), 233 Two or More Races residents (1.59%), 38 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.26%), 30 Asian Alone residents (0.205%), 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0342%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Calhoun County, MS was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Calhoun County, MS are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Calhoun County, MS residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.04%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

444 people

2.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

428 people

As of 2017, 3.04% of Calhoun County, MS residents (444 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 Calhoun County, MS was 2.91%, 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

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Calhoun County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Calhoun County, MS was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.5k ± 20

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.98k ± 140

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    829 ± 224

In 2017, there were 2.39 times more White Alone residents (9.5k people) in Calhoun County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.98k Black or African American Alone and 829 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    188 ± 66

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    58 ± 43

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    55 ± 46

Calhoun County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Calhoun County, MS was $66,600 in 2017, which is 0.29 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $67,400 to $66,600, a 1.19% decrease. The homeownership rate in Calhoun County, MS is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Calhoun County, MS have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Calhoun County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$66,600

2017 Median

± $4,376

$67,400

2016 Median

± $6,549

In 2017, the median property value in Calhoun County, MS declined from to $66,600 from the previous year's value of $67,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Household Income

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$33,370

Median Household Income

± $2,074

5.85k

Number of Households

± 390

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.85k households in Calhoun County, MS grew to $33,370 from the previous year's value of $31,141.

The following chart displays the households in Calhoun 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.2%

2017 Homeownership

72.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.2% of the housing units in Calhoun County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Calhoun County, MS have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.68% of the workforce in Calhoun County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.96%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Calhoun County, MS was Drove Alone (86.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.96%) and those who Worked At Home (1.83%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Calhoun County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Calhoun County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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