Houston, MS

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Population

3,505

1.18% decline

Poverty Rate

22.6%


Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$31,178

6.46% growth

Number of Employees

1,447

2.03% decline

Median Property Value

$64,100

4.9% decline

About

In 2017, Houston, MS had a population of 3.51k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $31,178. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Houston, MS declined from 3,547 to 3,505, a -1.18% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,286 to $31,178, a 6.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houston, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (48.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (32.5%), White (Hispanic) (15.5%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.48%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.742%). N/A% of the people in Houston, MS speak a non-English language, and 92.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Houston, MS is $64,100, and the homeownership rate is 55.3%. Most people in Houston, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Houston, MS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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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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Impact on Employment

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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.

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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

The economy of Houston, MS employs 1.45k people. The largest industries in Houston, MS are Manufacturing (554 people), Retail Trade (245 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (242 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($30,649), Public Administration ($28,527), and Total ($25,911).

Median household income in Houston, MS is $31,178. Males in Houston, 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 Houston, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,178

2017 value

± $5,486

6.46%

1 Year Growth

± 25.5%

Households in Houston, MS have a median annual income of $31,178, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $29,286 in 2016, which represents a 6.46% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Houston, MS compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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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 Mississippi made 1.43 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

  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 Mississippi workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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.

0.442

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.

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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9503

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houston, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $32,328, 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

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houston, MS (778 out of 3.44k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, 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

    476 ± 171

  2. White

    291 ± 118

  3. Hispanic

    60 ± 84

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houston, 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

1.45k

2017 Value

± 284

-2.03%

1 Year decline

± 26.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Houston, MS declined at a rate of -2.03%, from 1.48k employees to 1.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houston, MS, are Production Occupations (402 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (219 people), and Material Moving Occupations (170 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 Production Occupations (402 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (219 people), and Material Moving Occupations (170 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Houston, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (4.79 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (4.49 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Houston, MS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,841), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($58,125), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($41,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.45k

2017 Value

± 284

-2.03%

1 Year decline

± 26.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Houston, MS declined at a rate of -2.03%, from 1.48k employees to 1.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houston, MS, are Manufacturing (554 people), Retail Trade (245 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (242 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 (554 people), Retail Trade (245 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (242 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Houston, MS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.78 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.07 times), and Retail Trade (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Houston, MS, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($30,649), Public Administration ($28,527), and Total ($25,911).

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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. $46.3B

  2. $23.9B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $46.3B, followed by Textiles/leather ($23.9B) and Mixed freight ($14.2B).

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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$206B

2020 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $206B. This is expected to increase 34.7% 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. $37.6B

  2. $18B

  3. $17.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $37.6B, followed by Tennessee with $18B and Louisiana and $17.5B.

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

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Health

83% of the population of Houston, MS has health coverage, with 35% on employee plans, 28.4% on Medicaid, 9.59% on Medicare, 9.62% on non-group plans, and 0.436% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Houston, MS see 2888 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0693% increase from the previous year (2886 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2874 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4312 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

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2,888 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Chickasaw County, MS see an average of 2,888 patients per year. This represents a 0.0693% increase from the previous year (2,886 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 

$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

17%

Uninsured

35%

Employer Coverage

28.4%

Medicaid

9.59%

Medicare

9.62%

Non-Group

0.436%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houston, MS grew by 9.11% from 15.6% to 17%.

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. 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

Houston, MS is home to a population of 3.51k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.62% of Houston, MS residents were born outside of the country (302 people).

In 2017, there were 1.48 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.69k people) in Houston, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k White (Non-Hispanic) and 544 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.4

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Houston, MS was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Houston, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Houston, MS residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.62%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

302 people

10.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

379 people

As of 2017, 8.62% of Houston, MS residents (302 people) 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 Houston, MS was 10.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Mississippi residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

92.8%

2017 Citizenship

91.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.8% of Houston, MS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Houston, MS was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houston, MS

  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.69k ± 259

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    1.14k ± 238

  3. White (Hispanic)

    544 ± 195

In 2017, there were 1.48 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.69k people) in Houston, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k White (Non-Hispanic) and 544 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    108 ± 84

  2. Korea

    19 ± 28

  3. World War II

    15 ± 22

Houston, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houston, MS was $64,100 in 2017, which is 0.279 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $67,400 to $64,100, a 4.9% decrease. The homeownership rate in Houston, MS is 55.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Houston, MS have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Houston, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$64,100

2017 Median

± $7,855

$67,400

2016 Median

± $12,995

In 2017, the median property value in Houston, MS declined from to $64,100 from the previous year's value of $67,400.

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 $50k - $60k range.

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Household Income

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$31,178

Median Household Income

± $5,486

1.29k

Number of Households

± 250

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.29k households in Houston, MS grew to $31,178 from the previous year's value of $29,286.

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

55.3%

2017 Homeownership

57%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.3% of the housing units in Houston, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57%.

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

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houston, MS have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.279% of the workforce in Houston, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    15.1%

  3. Walked

    2.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Houston, MS was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.1%) and those who Walked (2.36%).

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 1 car.

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