Houston, MS

Census Place

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2019 Population
3,478
0.543% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
38.1
6.72% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
20.3%
2.94% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$32,105
0.4% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$64,900
7.1% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
1,376
11% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Houston, MS had a population of 3.48k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $32,105. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Houston, MS declined from 3,497 to 3,478, a −0.543% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,977 to $32,105, a 0.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houston, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (49%), White (Non-Hispanic) (41.6%), Other (Hispanic) (5.41%), White (Hispanic) (2.82%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.633%). 0% of the households in Houston, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98% of the residents in Houston, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Houston, MS was $64,900, and the homeownership rate was 57.3%. Most people in Houston, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Houston, MS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Houston, MS is home to a population of 3.48k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2019, 8.6% of Houston, MS residents were born outside of the country (299 people).

In 2019, there were 1.18 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.7k people) in Houston, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.45k White (Non-Hispanic) and 188 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houston, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.7k ± 247
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.45k ± 288
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    188 ± 254
8.22%
Hispanic Population
286 people

In 2019, there were 1.18 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.7k people) in Houston, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.45k White (Non-Hispanic) and 188 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.22% of the people in Houston, MS are hispanic (286 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
299 people
7.32%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
256 people

As of 2019, 8.6% of Houston, MS residents (299 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Houston, MS was 7.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 5
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 21.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Houston, MS was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Houston, MS are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Houston, MS residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Mississippi.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    20,974 ± 3,543 people
  2. India
    5,148 ± 1,760 people
  3. Vietnam
    3,866 ± 1,526 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 20,974 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,148 and Vietnam with 3,866.

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Citizenship

98%
2019 Citizenship
94.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98% of Houston, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Houston, MS was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    59 ± 40
  2. Korea
    12 ± 22
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 23

Houston, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Mississippi (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Houston, MS is $32,105. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Houston, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $39,000, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,310. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Houston, MS employs 1.38k people. The largest industries in Houston, MS are Manufacturing (361 people), Retail Trade (212 people), and Public Administration (212 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,295), Transportation & Warehousing ($48,295), and Finance & Insurance ($35,375).

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,105
2019 value
± $12,029
0.4%
1 Year Growth
± 42.9%

Households in Houston, MS have a median annual income of $32,105, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,977 in 2018, which represents a 0.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Mississippi.
$55,021
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,808
$39,310
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,236

In 2019, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Mississippi
  1. Asian
    $48,743 ± $12,305
  2. White
    $48,350 ± $1,460
  3. Other
    $36,365 ± $10,998

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mississippi.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Houston, MS is from Mississippi.
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2019, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.611% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houston, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $39,000, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Houston, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houston, MS (693 out of 3.41k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    523 ± 216
  2. White
    170 ± 112
  3. Native American
    0 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houston, MS is Black, followed by White and Native American.

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

1.38k
2019 Value
± 272
11%
1 Year growth
± 26.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Houston, MS grew at a rate of 11%, from 1.24k employees to 1.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houston, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (479 people), Production Occupations (131 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (130 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Houston, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Houston, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (479 people), Production Occupations (131 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (130 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Houston, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3.04 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.9 times), and Production Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Houston, MS, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($49,821), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($48,693), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($48,214).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.38k
2019 Value
± 272
11%
1 Year growth
± 26.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Houston, MS grew at a rate of 11%, from 1.24k employees to 1.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houston, MS, are Manufacturing (361 people), Retail Trade (212 people), and Public Administration (212 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Houston, MS, though some of these residents may live in Houston, 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 Houston, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (361 people), Retail Trade (212 people), and Public Administration (212 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Houston, MS has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.34 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.62 times), and Retail Trade (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Houston, MS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,295), Transportation & Warehousing ($48,295), and Finance & Insurance ($35,375).

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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. $33.5B
  2. $26.7B
  3. $14B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $33.5B, followed by Textiles/leather ($26.7B) and Mixed freight ($14B).

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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$198B
2018 Value in Mississippi
$331B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
66.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Mississippi trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 66.9% to $331B 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. $31.4B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $14.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $31.4B, followed by Tennessee with $15.1B and Louisiana and $14.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Chickasaw County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 52.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (46.2%), followed by Other (1.44%). 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.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Mississippi.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Chickasaw County, MS
52.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 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 after Thad Cochran's resignation.

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houston, MS was $64,900 in 2019, which is 0.27 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $60,600 to $64,900, a 7.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Houston, MS is 57.3%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Houston, MS have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Houston, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$64,900
2019 Median
± $4,360
$60,600
2018 Median
± $5,594

In 2019, the median property value in Houston, MS grew to to $64,900 from the previous year's value of $60,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Houston, 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 Houston, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k 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.
$32,105
Median Household Income
± $12,029
1.4k
Number of Households
± 260

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.4k households in Houston, MS grew to $32,105 from the previous year's value of $31,977.

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

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Rent vs Own

57.3%
2019 Homeownership
53.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 57.3% of the housing units in Houston, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Houston, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houston, MS have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.443% of the workforce in Houston, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (89%)
  2. Carpooled (6.95%)
  3. Walked (2.12%)

In 2019, 89% of workers in Houston, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.95%) and those who walked to work (2.12%).

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

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Health

87.3% of the population of Houston, MS has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 26.2% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chickasaw County, MS see 1908 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.157% increase from the previous year (1905 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3421 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4276 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (24.6%). Additionally, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,908 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chickasaw County, MS

Primary care physicians in Chickasaw County, MS see an average of 1,908 patients per year. This represents a 0.157% increase from the previous year (1,905 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chickasaw County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Mississippi
$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

12.7%
Uninsured
34.9%
Employer Coverage
26.2%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houston, MS declined by 37% from 20.2% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Houston, 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. 24.6% prevalence
  2. 24.3% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 24.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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