Jackson, MS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
594,800
2.01% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
36.9
0.545% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
17%
0.985% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$52,426
5.88% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$153,800
1.59% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
267,888
0.722% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Jackson, MS had a population of 595k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $52,426. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Jackson, MS grew from 583,080 to 594,800, a 2.01% increase and its median household income declined from $55,700 to $52,426, a −5.88% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (49.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (45%), White (Hispanic) (1.61%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.06%). 0% of the households in Jackson, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.8% of the residents in Jackson, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson, MS are Hinds Community College (3,975 degrees awarded in 2019), Jackson State University (1,708 degrees), and Mississippi College (1,485 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Jackson, MS was $153,800, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%. Most people in Jackson, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson, MS was 2 cars per household.

Jackson, MS borders Brookhaven, MS and Vicksburg, MS.

Diversity

Jackson, MS is home to a population of 595k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 5.55% of Jackson, MS residents were born outside of the country (33k people).

In 2019, there were 1.11 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (297k people) in Jackson, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 268k White (Non-Hispanic) and 9.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    297k ± 4.58k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    268k ± 3.26k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9.6k ± 1.56k
2.34%
Hispanic Population
13.9k people

In 2019, there were 1.11 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (297k people) in Jackson, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 268k White (Non-Hispanic) and 9.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.34% of the people in Jackson, MS are hispanic (13.9k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.55%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
33k people
2.48%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
14.5k people

As of 2019, 5.55% of Jackson, MS residents (33k 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 Jackson, MS was 2.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Jackson, MS was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Jackson, MS are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Jackson, MS residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    18,505 ± 3,329 people
  2. India
    5,117 ± 1,755 people
  3. China
    3,481 ± 1,448 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 18,505 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,117 and China with 3,481.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2019 Citizenship
98.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.8% of Jackson, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson, MS was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,455 ± 1,397
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,389 ± 1,841
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,745 ± 1,116

Jackson, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 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 Jackson, MS is $52,426. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson, MS was Madison County, MS with a value of $68,171, followed by Rankin County, MS and DeSoto County, MS, with respective values of $67,012 and $66,078.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,179. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jackson, MS employs 268k people. The largest industries in Jackson, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,725 people), Retail Trade (30,525 people), and Educational Services (26,984 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($121,523), Utilities ($60,314), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,078).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,426
2019 value
± $1,611
−5.88%
1 Year Growth
± 5.87%

Households in Jackson, MS have a median annual income of $52,426, 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 $55,700 in 2018, which represents a −5.88% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,088
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,892
$41,179
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,509

In 2019, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.34 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
    $49,444 ± $11,108
  2. White
    $48,381 ± $1,529
  3. Two or More Races
    $35,327 ± $7,758

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 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 Jackson, MS is from Mississippi.
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.446
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2019, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.68% 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson, MS was Madison County, MS with a value of $68,171, followed by Rankin County, MS and DeSoto County, MS, with respective values of $67,012 and $66,078.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson, MS (97.5k out of 575k 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 Females 25 - 34, 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
    71,969 ± 1,995
  2. White
    22,354 ± 1,179
  3. Hispanic
    2,698 ± 451

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

268k
2019 Value
± 10,445
−0.722%
1 Year decline
± 5.39%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jackson, MS declined at a rate of −0.722%, from 270k employees to 268k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,419 people), Management Occupations (26,511 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (24,460 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,419 people), Management Occupations (26,511 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (24,460 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Jackson, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.82 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.36 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($80,710), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($69,523), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,420).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

268k
2019 Value
± 10,445
−0.722%
1 Year decline
± 5.39%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jackson, MS declined at a rate of −0.722%, from 270k employees to 268k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,725 people), Retail Trade (30,525 people), and Educational Services (26,984 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson, MS, though some of these residents may live in Jackson, 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 Jackson, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,725 people), Retail Trade (30,525 people), and Educational Services (26,984 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Jackson, MS has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.76 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.5 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($121,523), Utilities ($60,314), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,078).

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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 Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (40.1%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.19%). 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

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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 Mississippi
57.9% 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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Education

In 2019, universities in Jackson, MS awarded 11,730 degrees. The student population of Jackson, MS is skewed towards women, with 14,429 male students and 25,567 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson, MS are Black or African American (6,503 and 56.2%), followed by White (4,294 and 37.1%), Unknown (238 and 2.06%), and Hispanic or Latino (207 and 1.79%).

The largest universities in Jackson, MS by number of degrees awarded are Hinds Community College (3,975 and 33.9%), Jackson State University (1,708 and 14.6%), and Mississippi College (1,485 and 12.7%).

The most popular majors in Jackson, MS are General Studies (1,131 and 9.64%), General Business Administration & Management (915 and 7.8%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (511 and 4.36%).

The median tuition costs in Jackson, MS are $21,688 for private four year colleges, and $8,270 and $8,270 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,131 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 267 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 158 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jackson, MS was General Studies with 1,131 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Jackson, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,975 degrees awarded
  2. 1,708 degrees awarded
  3. 1,485 degrees awarded
$8,270
Median In-State Public
$21,688
Median Private

In 2019, the Jackson, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hinds Community College with 3,975 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,381
Degrees Awarded to Men
7,349
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 4,381 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson, MS, which is 0.596 times less than the 7,349 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Jackson, MS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    6,503 degrees awarded
  2. White
    4,294 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    238 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Jackson, MS was Black or African American students. These 6,503 degrees mean that there were 1.51 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 4,294 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson, MS was $153,800 in 2019, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $151,400 to $153,800, a 1.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson, MS is 66.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Jackson, MS have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jackson, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$153,800
2019 Median
± $5,461
$151,400
2018 Median
± $5,477

In 2019, the median property value in Jackson, MS grew to to $153,800 from the previous year's value of $151,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jackson, 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 Jackson, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$52,426
Median Household Income
± $1,611
219k
Number of Households
± 8,694

In 2019, the median household income of the 219k households in Jackson, MS declined from $52,426 from the previous year's value of $55,700.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
2019 Homeownership
67.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 66.4% of the housing units in Jackson, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

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

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson, MS have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Jackson, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.81%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.15%)

In 2018, 85.1% of workers in Jackson, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.81%) and those who worked at home (3.15%).

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

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Health

87.5% of the population of Jackson, MS has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.87% 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 Mississippi see 1890 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0529% increase from the previous year (1889 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2051 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 591 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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1,890 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,890 patients per year. This represents a 0.0529% increase from the previous year (1,889 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi 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

12.5%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
19.6%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.87%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson, MS grew by 25.9% from 9.9% to 12.5%.

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