Issaquena County, MS

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Population

1,296

4.14% decline

Median Age

38.8


Median Household Income

$25,609

5.36% growth

Poverty Rate

40.3%


Number of Employees

333

6.98% decline

Median Property Value

$50,200

12.5% decline

About

In 2017, Issaquena County, MS had a population of 1.3k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $25,609. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Issaquena County, MS declined from 1,352 to 1,296, a -4.14% decrease and its median household income grew from $24,306 to $25,609, a 5.36% increase.

The population of Issaquena County, MS is 64.9% Black or African American Alone, 34% White Alone, and 1.16% Hispanic or Latino. 0.574% of the people in Issaquena County, MS speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Issaquena County, MS is $50,200, and the homeownership rate is 46%. Most people in Issaquena County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Issaquena County, MS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Issaquena County, MS employs 333 people. The largest industries in Issaquena County, MS are Manufacturing (80 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (52 people), and Public Administration (48 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($80,694), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($54,500).

Median household income in Issaquena County, MS is $25,609. Males in Issaquena County, 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 Issaquena County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$25,609

2017 value

± $4,095

5.36%

1 Year Growth

± 20.6%

Households in Issaquena County, MS have a median annual income of $25,609, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $24,306 in 2016, which represents a 5.36% annual growth.

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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 Issaquena County, MS made 1.43 times more than female 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 Issaquena County, MS workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Issaquena County, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Issaquena County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $23,491, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

40.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Issaquena County, MS (422 out of 1.05k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    282 ± 85

  2. White

    139 ± 73

  3. Hispanic

    6 ± 64

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

333

2017 Value

± 99

-6.98%

1 Year decline

± 42.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Issaquena County, MS declined at a rate of -6.98%, from 358 employees to 333 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Issaquena County, MS, are Production Occupations (94 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (40 people), and Management Occupations (35 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Issaquena County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Issaquena County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (94 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (40 people), and Management Occupations (35 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Issaquena County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (8.7 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.45 times), and Production Occupations (4.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Issaquena County, MS, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($80,139), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($61,667), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($61,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

333

2017 Value

± 99

-6.98%

1 Year decline

± 42.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Issaquena County, MS declined at a rate of -6.98%, from 358 employees to 333 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Issaquena County, MS, are Manufacturing (80 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (52 people), and Public Administration (48 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Issaquena County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (80 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (52 people), and Public Administration (48 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Issaquena County, MS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.2 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.09 times), and Manufacturing (2.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Issaquena County, MS, by median earnings, are Construction ($80,694), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($54,500).

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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. $39.9B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather with $25.1B and Mixed freight and $13.1B.

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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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% 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. $34.4B

  2. $16.3B

  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

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

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Health

86.2% of the population of Issaquena County, MS has health coverage, with 22.2% on employee plans, 43.5% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 6.98% on non-group plans, and 0.956% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Issaquena County, MS see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

0 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Issaquena County, MS see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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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%).

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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%).

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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

13.8%

Uninsured

22.2%

Employer Coverage

43.5%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

6.98%

Non-Group

0.956%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Issaquena County, MS declined by 0.0741% from 13.8% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Issaquena County, 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

Issaquena County, MS is home to a population of 1.3k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.309% of Issaquena County, MS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Issaquena County, MS is composed of 841 Black or African American Alone residents (64.9%), 440 White Alone residents (34%), 15 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.16%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Issaquena County, MS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (7 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Issaquena County, MS was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Issaquena County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Issaquena County, MS residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.309%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.37%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.309% of Issaquena County, MS residents 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 Issaquena County, MS was 0.37%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Issaquena County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, 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

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    841 ± 207

  2. White Alone

    440 ± 91

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15 ± 36.2

In 2017, there were 1.91 times more Black or African American Alone residents (841 people) in Issaquena County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 440 White Alone and 15 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    7 speakers (0.574%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    0 speakers (0%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.574% of Issaquena County, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Issaquena County, MS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.574% of the overall population of Issaquena County, MS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    15 ± 23

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    12 ± 26

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    12 ± 21

Issaquena County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Issaquena County, MS was $50,200 in 2017, which is 0.231 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $57,400 to $50,200, a 12.5% decrease. The homeownership rate in Issaquena County, MS is 46%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Issaquena County, MS have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Issaquena County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$25,609

Median Household Income

± $4,095

437

Number of Households

± 90

In 2017, the median household income of the 437 households in Issaquena County, MS grew to $25,609 from the previous year's value of $24,306.

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Housing

Property Value

$50,200

2017 Median

± $48,597

$57,400

2016 Median

± $17,151

In 2017, the median property value in Issaquena County, MS declined from to $50,200 from the previous year's value of $57,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Issaquena County, 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 Issaquena County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Issaquena County, MS 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.

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Rent vs Own

46%

2017 Homeownership

53.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 46% of the housing units in Issaquena County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.3%.

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

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Issaquena County, MS have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Issaquena County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    93.4%

  2. Walked

    2.7%

  3. Other

    2.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Issaquena County, MS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Other.

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