Coahoma County, MS

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Population

24,296

2.05% decline

Median Age

34


Median Household Income

$28,728

1.81% growth

Poverty Rate

36.2%


Number of Employees

8,402

1.79% decline

Median Property Value

$62,400

0.16% decline

About

In 2017, Coahoma County, MS had a population of 24.3k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $28,728. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Coahoma County, MS declined from 24,804 to 24,296, a -2.05% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,217 to $28,728, a 1.81% increase.

The population of Coahoma County, MS is 77.1% Black or African American Alone, 21.6% White Alone, and 0.543% Asian Alone. 1.4% of the people in Coahoma County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Coahoma County, MS are Coahoma Community College (507 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Coahoma County, MS is $62,400, and the homeownership rate is 51.2%. Most people in Coahoma County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Coahoma County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Coahoma County, MS employs 8.4k people. The largest industries in Coahoma County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,607 people), Educational Services (1,044 people), and Retail Trade (830 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($58,958), Utilities ($43,229), and Finance & Insurance ($43,036).

Median household income in Coahoma County, MS is $28,728. Males in Coahoma 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 Coahoma County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$28,728

2017 value

± $2,702

1.81%

1 Year Growth

± 12.4%

Households in Coahoma County, MS have a median annual income of $28,728, 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 $28,217 in 2016, which represents a 1.81% 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 Coahoma 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 Coahoma 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 Coahoma 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 9504

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Coahoma County, MS was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $49,205, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $40,833 and $30,718.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Coahoma 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

36.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Coahoma County, MS (8.59k out of 23.8k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    7,851 ± 509

  2. White

    625 ± 139

  3. Asian

    53 ± 113

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

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

8.4k

2017 Value

± 613

-1.79%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Coahoma County, MS declined at a rate of -1.79%, from 8.56k employees to 8.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Coahoma County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,063 people), Sales & Related Occupations (709 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (708 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Coahoma County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Coahoma County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,063 people), Sales & Related Occupations (709 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (708 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Coahoma County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.18 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.81 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Coahoma County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,893), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,841), and Management Occupations ($51,782).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.4k

2017 Value

± 613

-1.79%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Coahoma County, MS declined at a rate of -1.79%, from 8.56k employees to 8.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Coahoma County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,607 people), Educational Services (1,044 people), and Retail Trade (830 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Coahoma County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Coahoma 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 Coahoma County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,607 people), Educational Services (1,044 people), and Retail Trade (830 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Coahoma County, MS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.35 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.58 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Coahoma County, MS, by median earnings, are Information ($58,958), Utilities ($43,229), and Finance & Insurance ($43,036).

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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

86% of the population of Coahoma County, MS has health coverage, with 28.3% on employee plans, 39.6% on Medicaid, 8.68% on Medicare, 7.86% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Coahoma County, MS see 1641 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.5% increase from the previous year (1459 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2164 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 313 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

1,641 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Coahoma County, MS see an average of 1,641 patients per year. This represents a 12.5% increase from the previous year (1,459 patients).

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

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

14%

Uninsured

28.3%

Employer Coverage

39.6%

Medicaid

8.68%

Medicare

7.86%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Coahoma County, MS declined by 13.3% from 16.1% to 14%.

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

Coahoma County, MS is home to a population of 24.3k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.379% of Coahoma County, MS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Coahoma County, MS is composed of 18.7k Black or African American Alone residents (77.1%), 5.24k White Alone residents (21.6%), 132 Asian Alone residents (0.543%), 118 Two or More Races residents (0.486%), 35 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.144%), 30 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.123%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Coahoma County, MS are Chinese (103 speakers), Arabic (101 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (81 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 31.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Coahoma County, MS was 34. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Coahoma County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Coahoma County, MS residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.379%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.778%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.379% of Coahoma 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 Coahoma County, MS was 0.778%, 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 Coahoma County, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Coahoma County, MS residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Coahoma County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Coahoma County, MS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    18.7k ± 103

  2. White Alone

    5.24k ± 24

  3. Asian Alone

    132 ± 24

In 2017, there were 3.57 times more Black or African American Alone residents (18.7k people) in Coahoma County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.24k White Alone and 132 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    103 speakers (0.446%)

  2. Arabic

    101 speakers (0.438%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    81 speakers (0.351%)

1.4% of Coahoma 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 Coahoma County, MS was Chinese. 0.446% of the overall population of Coahoma County, MS are native Chinese speakers. 0.438% speak Arabic and 0.351% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    387 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    227 ± 124

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    176 ± 102

Coahoma County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Coahoma County, MS awarded 507 degrees. The student population of Coahoma County, MS is skewed towards women, with 820 male students and 1,244 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Coahoma County, MS are Black or African American (480 and 95%), followed by White (25 and 4.95%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Coahoma County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Coahoma Community College (507 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Coahoma County, MS are General Studies (93 and 18.3%), Child Care Provider (39 and 7.69%), and General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts (36 and 7.1%).

The median tuition costs in Coahoma County, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 93 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Coahoma County, MS was General Studies with 93 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Coahoma County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

507 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Coahoma County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coahoma Community College with 507 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

181

Degrees Awarded to Men

326

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 181 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Coahoma County, MS, which is 0.555 times less than the 326 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    480 degrees awarded

  2. White

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Coahoma County, MS were to Black or African American students. These 480 degrees mean that there were 19.2 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Coahoma County, MS was $62,400 in 2017, which is 0.287 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $62,500 to $62,400, a 0.16% decrease. The homeownership rate in Coahoma County, MS is 51.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Coahoma County, MS have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Coahoma County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$28,728

Median Household Income

± $2,702

8.97k

Number of Households

± 576

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.97k households in Coahoma County, MS grew to $28,728 from the previous year's value of $28,217.

The following chart displays the households in Coahoma 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

$62,400

2017 Median

± $5,451

$62,500

2016 Median

± $4,771

In 2017, the median property value in Coahoma County, MS declined from to $62,400 from the previous year's value of $62,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Coahoma 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 Coahoma County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

51.2%

2017 Homeownership

52.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.2% of the housing units in Coahoma County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.6%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Coahoma County, MS have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.99% of the workforce in Coahoma County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.6%

  2. Carpooled

    13.5%

  3. Walked

    3.06%

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

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