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-0.35% decline
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5.48% growth
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-2.97% decline
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-0.76% decline


The economy of Diamondhead, MS employs 3,369 people. The economy of Diamondhead, MS is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Utilities; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 3.42; 2.21; and 1.62 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Diamondhead, MS are Educational Services (500), Healthcare & Social Assistance (355), and Retail trade (279), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($108,281), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($64,881), and Finance & Insurance ($64,167).

Median household income in Diamondhead, MS is $70,819. Males in Diamondhead, MS have an average income that is 1.59 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,465. The income inequality of Diamondhead, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.41 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Diamondhead, MS. In Hancock 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 35 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,205. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.


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Diamondhead, MS is home to a population of 8,246 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Diamondhead, MS is composed of 7,638 White residents (92.6%), 445 Hispanic residents (5.4%), 91 Black residents (1.1%), 51 Asian residents (0.62%), and 21 Two+ residents (0.25%). The most common foreign languages in Diamondhead, MS are Spanish (183 speakers), German (144 speakers), and Korean (51 speakers), but compared to other places, Diamondhead, MS has a relative high number of German (144 speakers), Other West Germanic (21 speakers), and Italian (43 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS awarded 4,482 degrees. The student population of Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS is skewed towards females, with 2,006 male students and 2,476 female students. Most students in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS are White (3,180 and 71%), followed by Black or African American (906 and 20.2%), Unknown (117 and 2.61%), and Hispanic or Latino (111 and 2.48%). The largest universities in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS by number of graduates are Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (3,574 and 79.7%), Pearl River Community College (908 and 20.3%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS are General Studies (631 and 14.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (321 and 7.16%), and Registered Nursing (271 and 6.05%). The median tuition costs in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, 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.



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The median property value in Diamondhead, MS is $157,500, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $158,700 to $157,500, a -0.76% increase. The homeownership rate of Diamondhead, MS is 82.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Diamondhead, MS have an average commute time of 32.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Diamondhead, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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