Issaquena County, MS

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2022 Population
1,206
8.55% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.1
9.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.6%
2.34% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$17,900
4.62% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$96,300
24.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Issaquena County, MS had a population of 1.21k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $17,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Issaquena County, MS grew from 1,111 to 1,206, a 8.55% increase and its median household income grew from $17,109 to $17,900, a 4.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Issaquena County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (70.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (27.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.08%), Other (Hispanic) (0.995%), and White (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Issaquena County, 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.

100% of the residents in Issaquena County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Issaquena County, MS was $96,300, and the homeownership rate was 50.8%.

Most people in Issaquena County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Issaquena County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Issaquena County, MS is home to a population of 1.21k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0% of Issaquena County, MS residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2022, there were 2.56 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (849 people) in Issaquena County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 332 White (Non-Hispanic) and 13 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Issaquena County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Issaquena County, MS was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Issaquena County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    849 ± 222
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    332 ± 83
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    13 ± 16.3
0.995%
Hispanic Population
12 people

In 2022, there were 2.56 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (849 people) in Issaquena County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 332 White (Non-Hispanic) and 13 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.995% of the people in Issaquena County, MS are hispanic (12 people).

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

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    16 ± 26
  2. Vietnam
    6 ± 25
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4 ± 15

Issaquena County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Issaquena County, MS employs 181 people. The largest industries in Issaquena County, MS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (46 people), Educational Services (38 people), and Construction (30 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($36,346), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($36,346), and Construction ($31,591).

Occupations

181
2022 Value
± 103
2.84%
1 Year growth
± 79.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Issaquena County, MS grew at a rate of 2.84%, from 176 employees to 181 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Issaquena County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (28 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (28 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Issaquena County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

181
2022 Value
± 103
2.84%
1 Year growth
± 79.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Issaquena County, MS grew at a rate of 2.84%, from 176 employees to 181 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Issaquena County, MS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (46 people), Educational Services (38 people), and Construction (30 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Issaquena County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Issaquena County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,167
Median earning men ± $6,049
$21,083
Median earning women ± $9,108

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($36,827) and Construction ($31,591).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($22,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 10
    Wholesale Trade
  2. 8
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 4
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Issaquena County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.6%), followed by Other (1.18%).

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.

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 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Issaquena County, MS was $96,300 in 2022, which is 0.342 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $77,200 to $96,300, a 24.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Issaquena County, MS is 50.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Issaquena County, MS have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Issaquena County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$96,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$27,067
$199
Median Property Taxes
±$78

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Issaquena County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Issaquena County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

50.8%
Homeownership
2022
55.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.8% of the housing units in Issaquena County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.1%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9501
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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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.
$17,900
Median Household Income
± $5,191
392
Number of Households
± 100

In 2022, the median household income of the 392 households in Issaquena County, MS grew to $17,900 from the previous year's value of $17,109.

The following chart displays the households in Issaquena 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 - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Issaquena County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Carpooled (22.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (0.575%)

In 2022, 77% of workers in Issaquena County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (22.4%) and those who worked at home (0.575%).

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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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Issaquena County, MS have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Issaquena County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

20.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Issaquena County, MS (176 out of 853 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Issaquena County, MS is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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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Health

87.2% of the population of Issaquena County, MS has health coverage, with 14.9% on employee plans, 45.1% on Medicaid, 9.14% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 0.117% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 14.7% under 18 years, 12.4% between 18 and 34 years, 44.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 28% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.8%
Uninsured
14.9%
Employer Coverage
45.1%
Medicaid
9.14%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
0.117%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Issaquena County, MS declined by 4.95% from 13.4% to 12.8%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 48.4% in Issaquena County, MS.

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