Itawamba County, MS

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2022 Population
23,888
0.105% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
1.48% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.4%
5.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,252
6.99% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$114,300
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,859
3.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Itawamba County, MS had a population of 23.9k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $57,252. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Itawamba County, MS grew from 23,863 to 23,888, a 0.105% increase and its median household income grew from $53,510 to $57,252, a 6.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Itawamba County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.02%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%), White (Hispanic) (1.08%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.582%).

None of the households in Itawamba 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.

99.8% of the residents in Itawamba County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Itawamba County, MS are Itawamba Community College (1,134 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Itawamba County, MS was $114,300, and the homeownership rate was 79.8%.

Most people in Itawamba County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Itawamba County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Itawamba County, MS is home to a population of 23.9k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.486% of Itawamba County, MS residents were born outside of the country (116 people).

In 2022, there were 14.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Itawamba County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 610 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Itawamba County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Itawamba County, MS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Itawamba County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.2k ± 80
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.44k ± 204
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    610 ± 196
1.8%
Hispanic Population
430 people

In 2022, there were 14.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Itawamba County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 610 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.8% of the people in Itawamba County, MS are hispanic (430 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.486%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
116 people
0.448%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
107 people

As of 2022, 0.486% of Itawamba County, MS residents (116 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Itawamba County, MS was 0.448%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    322 ± 148
  2. Vietnam
    318 ± 126
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    286 ± 135

Itawamba County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Itawamba County, MS employs 10.9k people. The largest industries in Itawamba County, MS are Manufacturing (2,729 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,694 people), and Retail Trade (1,109 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,631), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,220), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,385).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.9k
2022 Value
± 849
3.35%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Itawamba County, MS grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 10.5k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Itawamba County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,422 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,170 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,053 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Itawamba County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.9k
2022 Value
± 849
3.35%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Itawamba County, MS grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 10.5k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Itawamba County, MS, are Manufacturing (2,729 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,694 people), and Retail Trade (1,109 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Itawamba County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Itawamba 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

$41,486
Median earning men ± $3,453
$31,717
Median earning women ± $3,150

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($66,944), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,684), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,316).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,144), Construction ($43,700), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,157).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 163
    Manufacturing
  2. 93
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 88
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Itawamba County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 87.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (11.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.73%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Itawamba County, MS awarded 1,134 degrees. The student population of Itawamba County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,791 male students and 2,808 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Itawamba County, MS are White (855 and 75.4%), followed by Black or African American (227 and 20%), Hispanic or Latino (26 and 2.29%), and Two or More Races (14 and 1.23%).

The largest universities in Itawamba County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Itawamba Community College (1,134 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Itawamba County, MS are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (148 and 13.1%), General Studies (128 and 11.3%), and General Business (77 and 6.79%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,599 students enrolled in Itawamba County, MS, 38.9% men and 61.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,064 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 148 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Itawamba County, MS was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 148 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,134 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Itawamba Community College with 1,134 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 457 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Itawamba County, MS, which is 0.675 times less than the 677 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 855 degrees mean that there were 3.77 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 227 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($260) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,450) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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 Itawamba County, MS was $114,300 in 2022, which is 0.405 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $99,400 to $114,300, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Itawamba County, MS is 79.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Itawamba County, MS have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Itawamba County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Itawamba County, MS is $57,252. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Itawamba County, MS was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $68,176, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $55,784 and $46,250.

In 2022, 9.53% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Itawamba County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.03%.

Property

$114,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,498
$7,160
Median Property Taxes
±$643

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 Itawamba County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.8% of the housing units in Itawamba County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Itawamba County, MS was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $68,176, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $55,784 and $46,250.

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

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Household Income

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$57,252
Median Household Income
± $7,289
8.98k
Number of Households
± 720

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.98k households in Itawamba County, MS grew to $57,252 from the previous year's value of $53,510.

The following chart displays the households in Itawamba 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Itawamba 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 (86.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.89%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.18%)

In 2022, 86.2% of workers in Itawamba County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.89%) and those who worked at home (5.18%).

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Itawamba County, MS have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.933% of the workforce in Itawamba 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 Itawamba County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Itawamba County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.53% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Itawamba County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.03%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Itawamba County, MS (2.32k out of 22.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Itawamba County, MS is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.8% of the children was living in poverty in Itawamba County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 107 in Itawamba County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.95 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Itawamba County, MS has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Itawamba County, MS see 5848 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.527% decrease from the previous year (5879 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5815 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5815 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,848 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Itawamba County, MS

Primary care physicians in Itawamba County, MS see an average of 5,848 patients per year. This represents a 0.527% decrease from the previous year (5,879 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
46%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
2.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Itawamba County, MS declined by 0.187% from 10.6% to 10.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59 in Itawamba County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 36% in Itawamba County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.2% in Itawamba County, MS.

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