Choctaw County, MS

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Population

8,360

0.481% growth

Median Age

44.3


Median Household Income

$34,542

4.82% growth

Poverty Rate

24.5%


Number of Employees

3,046

2.66% growth

Median Property Value

$77,200

0.258% decline

About

In 2017, Choctaw County, MS had a population of 8.36k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $34,542. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Choctaw County, MS grew from 8,320 to 8,360, a 0.481% increase and its median household income grew from $32,953 to $34,542, a 4.82% increase.

The population of Choctaw County, MS is 67.6% White Alone, 30.9% Black or African American Alone, and 0.514% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 0.484% of the people in Choctaw County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Choctaw County, MS is $77,200, and the homeownership rate is 76.5%. Most people in Choctaw County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Choctaw County, MS is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Choctaw County, MS employs 3.05k people. The largest industries in Choctaw County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (468 people), Educational Services (424 people), and Retail Trade (422 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,469), Utilities ($56,029), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,221).

Median household income in Choctaw County, MS is $34,542. Males in Choctaw 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 Choctaw County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,542

2017 value

± $2,680

4.82%

1 Year Growth

± 10.7%

Households in Choctaw County, MS have a median annual income of $34,542, 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 $32,953 in 2016, which represents a 4.82% 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 Choctaw County, 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 Choctaw County, 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 Choctaw 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 9502

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Choctaw County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $36,757, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $27,089 and $22,435.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Choctaw County, MS (2k out of 8.16k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    1,028 ± 194

  2. White

    940 ± 181

  3. Two Or More

    17 ± 88

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

Employment by Occupations

3.05k

2017 Value

± 308

2.66%

1 Year growth

± 14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Choctaw County, MS grew at a rate of 2.66%, from 2.97k employees to 3.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Choctaw County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (389 people), Production Occupations (356 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (283 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Choctaw County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Choctaw County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (389 people), Production Occupations (356 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (283 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Choctaw County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.47 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.02 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Choctaw County, MS, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($153,348), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,688), and Transportation Occupations ($55,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.05k

2017 Value

± 308

2.66%

1 Year growth

± 14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Choctaw County, MS grew at a rate of 2.66%, from 2.97k employees to 3.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Choctaw County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (468 people), Educational Services (424 people), and Retail Trade (422 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Choctaw County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Choctaw 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 Choctaw County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (468 people), Educational Services (424 people), and Retail Trade (422 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Choctaw County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.04 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.41 times), and Utilities (3.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Choctaw County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,469), Utilities ($56,029), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,221).

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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.

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

91.1% of the population of Choctaw County, MS has health coverage, with 31% on employee plans, 30.9% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Choctaw County, MS see 4150 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0723% increase from the previous year (4147 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2747 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1374 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

4,150 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Choctaw County, MS see an average of 4,150 patients per year. This represents a 0.0723% increase from the previous year (4,147 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

8.89%

Uninsured

31%

Employer Coverage

30.9%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

2.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Choctaw County, MS declined by 26.4% from 12.1% to 8.89%.

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

Choctaw County, MS is home to a population of 8.36k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.251% of Choctaw County, MS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Choctaw County, MS is composed of 5.65k White Alone residents (67.6%), 2.58k Black or African American Alone residents (30.9%), 43 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.514%), 41 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.49%), 29 Two or More Races residents (0.347%), 11 Asian Alone residents (0.132%), 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0718%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Choctaw County, MS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (23 speakers), Hindi (11 speakers), and German (4 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Choctaw County, MS was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Choctaw County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Choctaw County, MS residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.251%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.264%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.251% of Choctaw County, 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 Choctaw County, MS was 0.264%, 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 Choctaw County, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Choctaw County, MS residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Choctaw County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Choctaw County, MS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.65k ± 18

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.58k ± 57

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    43 ± 38

In 2017, there were 2.19 times more White Alone residents (5.65k people) in Choctaw County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.58k Black or African American Alone and 43 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Choctaw County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    23 speakers (0.293%)

  2. Hindi

    11 speakers (0.14%)

  3. German

    4 speakers (0.0509%)

0.484% of Choctaw County, 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 Choctaw County, MS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.293% of the overall population of Choctaw County, MS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.14% speak Hindi and 0.0509% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    215 ± 87

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    84 ± 56

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    65 ± 69

Choctaw County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Choctaw County, MS was $77,200 in 2017, which is 0.355 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $77,400 to $77,200, a 0.258% decrease. The homeownership rate in Choctaw County, MS is 76.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Choctaw County, MS have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Choctaw County, MS is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,542

Median Household Income

± $2,680

3.2k

Number of Households

± 297

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.2k households in Choctaw County, MS grew to $34,542 from the previous year's value of $32,953.

The following chart displays the households in Choctaw 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 - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$77,200

2017 Median

± $7,145

$77,400

2016 Median

± $8,279

In 2017, the median property value in Choctaw County, MS declined from to $77,200 from the previous year's value of $77,400.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.5%

2017 Homeownership

73.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.5% of the housing units in Choctaw County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Choctaw County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Choctaw County, MS have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Choctaw County, MS have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.15% of the workforce in Choctaw County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Other

    2.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Choctaw County, MS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Other.

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