Jasper County, MS

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Population

16,547

0.0544% growth

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$35,271

0.794% growth

Poverty Rate

22.8%


Number of Employees

6,470

4.66% growth

Median Property Value

$67,300

2.75% growth

About

In 2017, Jasper County, MS had a population of 16.5k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $35,271. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jasper County, MS grew from 16,538 to 16,547, a 0.0544% increase and its median household income grew from $34,993 to $35,271, a 0.794% increase.

The population of Jasper County, MS is 54.1% Black or African American Alone, 45.1% White Alone, and 0.562% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Jasper County, MS speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jasper County, MS is $67,300, and the homeownership rate is 84.1%. Most people in Jasper County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jasper County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jasper County, MS employs 6.47k people. The largest industries in Jasper County, MS are Manufacturing (1,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (850 people), and Retail Trade (592 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,813), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,798).

Median household income in Jasper County, MS is $35,271. Males in Jasper 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 Jasper County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,271

2017 value

± $3,003

0.794%

1 Year Growth

± 13.8%

Households in Jasper County, MS have a median annual income of $35,271, 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 $34,993 in 2016, which represents a 0.794% 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 Mississippi 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 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jasper 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 9503

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jasper County, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $35,363, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $30,927 and $29,905.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jasper County, MS (3.77k out of 16.5k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    2,718 ± 367

  2. White

    994 ± 219

  3. Other

    47 ± 109

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

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

6.47k

2017 Value

± 555

4.66%

1 Year growth

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jasper County, MS grew at a rate of 4.66%, from 6.18k employees to 6.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jasper County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,056 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (782 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (595 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jasper County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jasper County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,056 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (782 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (595 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jasper County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.82 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.06 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jasper County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,250), Management Occupations ($61,838), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.47k

2017 Value

± 555

4.66%

1 Year growth

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jasper County, MS grew at a rate of 4.66%, from 6.18k employees to 6.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jasper County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (850 people), and Retail Trade (592 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jasper County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Jasper 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 Jasper County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (850 people), and Retail Trade (592 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jasper County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.18 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.4 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jasper County, MS, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,813), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,798).

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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 ($25.1B) and Mixed freight ($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

86.7% of the population of Jasper County, MS has health coverage, with 33.1% on employee plans, 25.6% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 2.45% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jasper County, MS see 5523 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.199% decrease from the previous year (5534 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3316 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8289 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

5,523 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jasper County, MS see an average of 5,523 patients per year. This represents a 0.199% decrease from the previous year (5,534 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

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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

13.3%

Uninsured

33.1%

Employer Coverage

25.6%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

2.45%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jasper County, MS declined by 0.00608% from 13.3% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jasper 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

Jasper County, MS is home to a population of 16.5k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.187% of Jasper County, MS residents were born outside of the country (31 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jasper County, MS is composed of 8.95k Black or African American Alone residents (54.1%), 7.46k White Alone residents (45.1%), 93 Two or More Races residents (0.562%), 47 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.284%), 1 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.00604%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jasper County, MS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

70

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jasper County, MS was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 70. But people in Jasper County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Jasper County, MS residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.187%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

31 people

0.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

53 people

As of 2017, 0.187% of Jasper County, MS residents (31 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 Jasper County, MS was 0.32%, 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

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Jasper County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jasper County, MS was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    8.95k ± 118

  2. White Alone

    7.46k ± 20

  3. Two or More Races

    93 ± 102

In 2017, there were 1.2 times more Black or African American Alone residents (8.95k people) in Jasper County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.46k White Alone and 93 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Jasper County, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Jasper County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jasper County, MS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    357 ± 139

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    158 ± 91

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    149 ± 85

Jasper County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jasper County, MS was $67,300 in 2017, which is 0.309 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $65,500 to $67,300, a 2.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Jasper County, MS is 84.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jasper County, MS have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jasper 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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$35,271

Median Household Income

± $3,003

6.82k

Number of Households

± 568

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.82k households in Jasper County, MS grew to $35,271 from the previous year's value of $34,993.

The following chart displays the households in Jasper 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 range.

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Housing

Property Value

$67,300

2017 Median

± $8,443

$65,500

2016 Median

± $8,181

In 2017, the median property value in Jasper County, MS grew to to $67,300 from the previous year's value of $65,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jasper 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 Jasper County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

84.1%

2017 Homeownership

83.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 84.1% of the housing units in Jasper County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jasper 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 Jasper County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jasper County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

32.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jasper County, MS have a longer commute time (32.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.74% of the workforce in Jasper County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Other

    2.73%

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

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