Congressional District 2, MS

Congressional District

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2020 Population
694,447
1.3% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
US Representative
Bennie Thompson
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.9
0.82% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
25.9%
4.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$37,410
1.77% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$93,100
3.44% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Congressional District 2, MS had a population of 694k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $37,410. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Congressional District 2, MS declined from 703,564 to 694,447, a −1.3% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,759 to $37,410, a 1.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 2, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (65.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (30.2%), White (Hispanic) (0.832%), Other (Hispanic) (0.779%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.771%).

2.75% of the households in Congressional District 2, 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.

99.1% of the residents in Congressional District 2, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 2, MS was $93,100, and the homeownership rate was 61.7%. Most people in Congressional District 2, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 2, MS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 2, MS is home to a population of 694k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.36% of Congressional District 2, MS residents were born outside of the country (9.41k people).

In 2020, there were 2.18 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (458k people) in Congressional District 2, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 210k White (Non-Hispanic) and 5.78k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Congressional District 2, MS are Spanish (11,680 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (908 households), and Other Native Languages of North America (784 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 2, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    458k ± 2.29k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    210k ± 1.14k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.78k ± 719
2.17%
Hispanic Population
15.1k people

In 2020, there were 2.18 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (458k people) in Congressional District 2, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 210k White (Non-Hispanic) and 5.78k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.17% of the people in Congressional District 2, MS are hispanic (15.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 2, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    11,680 households (1.8%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    908 households (0.14%)
  3. Other Native Languages of North America
    784 households (0.121%)

2.75% of the households in Congressional District 2, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Congressional District 2, MS was Spanish. 1.8% of the households in Congressional District 2, MS reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.36%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
9.41k people
1.53%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
10.8k people

As of 2020, 1.36% of Congressional District 2, MS residents (9.41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 2, MS was 1.53%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.3

In 2020, the median age of all people in Congressional District 2, MS was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Congressional District 2, MS are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Congressional District 2, MS residents was 37.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Congressional District 2, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 2, MS was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,900 ± 680
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,412 ± 632
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,703 ± 553

Congressional District 2, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 2, MS is $37,410. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 2, MS was Congressional District 1, MS with a value of $50,629, followed by Congressional District 4, MS and Congressional District 3, MS, with respective values of $49,110 and $48,554.

The economy of Congressional District 2, MS employs 264k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 2, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,556 people), Manufacturing (33,016 people), and Retail Trade (30,529 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,481), Utilities ($47,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,796).

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,410
2020 value
± $786
1.77%
1 Year Growth
± 2.59%

Households in Congressional District 2, MS have a median annual income of $37,410, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,759 in 2019, which represents a 1.77% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 2, MS (172k out of 663k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 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
    144,364 ± 2,784
  2. White
    22,706 ± 1,162
  3. Hispanic
    3,969 ± 612

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 2, MS is Black, followed by White 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

264k
2020 Value
± 4,176
−0.333%
1 Year decline
± 2.14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 2, MS declined at a rate of −0.333%, from 265k employees to 264k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 2, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,280 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,920 people), and Production Occupations (24,393 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 2, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 2, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,280 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,920 people), and Production Occupations (24,393 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 2, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($79,531), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,143), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,789).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

264k
2020 Value
± 4,176
−0.333%
1 Year decline
± 2.14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 2, MS declined at a rate of −0.333%, from 265k employees to 264k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 2, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,556 people), Manufacturing (33,016 people), and Retail Trade (30,529 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 2, MS, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 2, 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 Congressional District 2, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,556 people), Manufacturing (33,016 people), and Retail Trade (30,529 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 2, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,481), Utilities ($47,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,796).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%). The most partisan county was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Congressional District 2, MS is currently represented by Bennie Thompson in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Mississippi
57.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Mississippi was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Mississippi colored by their party leaning.

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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 Congressional District 2, MS

Bennie Thompson
District 2 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 2, MS is currently represented by Bennie Thompson (Democratic Party).

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 2, MS was $93,100 in 2020, which is 0.405 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $90,000 to $93,100, a 3.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 2, MS is 61.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Congressional District 2, MS have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 2, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$93,100
2020 Median
± $2,177
$90,000
2019 Median
± $1,673

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 2, MS grew to to $93,100 from the previous year's value of $90,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 2, 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 Congressional District 2, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$37,410
Median Household Income
± $786
256k
Number of Households
± 3,911

In 2020, the median household income of the 256k households in Congressional District 2, MS grew to $37,410 from the previous year's value of $36,759.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 2, 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 Congressional District 2, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 2, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.7%
2020 Homeownership
61.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 61.7% of the housing units in Congressional District 2, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 2, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 2, MS have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.27% of the workforce in Congressional District 2, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.56%)

In 2020, 84.1% of workers in Congressional District 2, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (2.56%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

Health Care Coverage

13.4%
Uninsured
34.1%
Employer Coverage
29.1%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 2, MS grew by 0.146% from 13.4% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 2, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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