Jefferson County, MS

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2019 Population
7,225
1.65% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
40.5
3.05% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
37.6%
24.3% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$25,019
23.9% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$63,400
1.77% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
1,957
4.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Jefferson County, MS had a population of 7.23k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $25,019. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Jefferson County, MS declined from 7,346 to 7,225, a −1.65% decrease and its median household income grew from $20,188 to $25,019, a 23.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (79%), White (Non-Hispanic) (13%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (6.82%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.595%), and White (Hispanic) (0.291%). 0% of the households in Jefferson County, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.1% of the residents in Jefferson County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Jefferson County, MS was $63,400, and the homeownership rate was 67.4%. Most people in Jefferson County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, MS was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Diversity

Jefferson County, MS is home to a population of 7.23k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 7.76% of Jefferson County, MS residents were born outside of the country (561 people).

In 2019, there were 6.08 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.71k people) in Jefferson County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 938 White (Non-Hispanic) and 493 Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.71k ± 398
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    938 ± 18
  3. Black or African American (Hispanic)
    493 ± 399
7.22%
Hispanic Population
522 people

In 2019, there were 6.08 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.71k people) in Jefferson County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 938 White (Non-Hispanic) and 493 Black or African American (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.22% of the people in Jefferson County, MS are hispanic (522 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.76%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
561 people
0.64%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
47 people

As of 2019, 7.76% of Jefferson County, MS residents (561 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 Jefferson County, MS was 0.64%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Jefferson County, MS was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Jefferson County, MS are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Jefferson County, MS residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    20,974 ± 3,543 people
  2. India
    5,148 ± 1,760 people
  3. Vietnam
    3,866 ± 1,526 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 20,974 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,148 and Vietnam with 3,866.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2019 Citizenship
99.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.1% of Jefferson County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, MS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    76 ± 51
  2. Vietnam
    58 ± 52
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    46 ± 43

Jefferson County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Jefferson County, MS is $25,019. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $25,197, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $22,500 and N/A.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,310. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jefferson County, MS employs 1.96k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (605 people), Educational Services (529 people), and Manufacturing (173 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($60,093), Transportation & Warehousing ($52,639), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,125).

Wages

Median Household Income

$25,019
2019 value
± $6,513
23.9%
1 Year Growth
± 24.4%

Households in Jefferson County, MS have a median annual income of $25,019, 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 $20,188 in 2018, which represents a 23.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,021
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,808
$39,310
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,236

In 2019, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.4 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
    $48,743 ± $12,305
  2. White
    $48,350 ± $1,460
  3. Other
    $36,365 ± $10,998

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mississippi.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2019, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.611% 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)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $25,197, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $22,500 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

37.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, MS (2.53k out of 6.72k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    2,275 ± 369
  2. White
    255 ± 130
  3. Hispanic
    42 ± 100

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

1.96k
2019 Value
± 356
4.93%
1 Year growth
± 26.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jefferson County, MS grew at a rate of 4.93%, from 1.87k employees to 1.96k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, MS, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (228 people), Management Occupations (207 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (198 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (228 people), Management Occupations (207 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (198 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.86 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.32 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, MS, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($61,026), Education Information, & Library Occupations ($49,716), and Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($47,898).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.96k
2019 Value
± 356
4.93%
1 Year growth
± 26.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jefferson County, MS grew at a rate of 4.93%, from 1.87k employees to 1.96k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (605 people), Educational Services (529 people), and Manufacturing (173 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (605 people), Educational Services (529 people), and Manufacturing (173 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.52 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.49 times), and Educational Services (2.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson County, MS, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($60,093), Transportation & Warehousing ($52,639), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,125).

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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 Jefferson County, MS went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 86.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (12.7%), followed by Other (0.855%). 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.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Jefferson County, MS
86.5% for the Democratic 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, MS was $63,400 in 2019, which is 0.264 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $62,300 to $63,400, a 1.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, MS is 67.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Jefferson County, MS have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$63,400
2019 Median
± $4,624
$62,300
2018 Median
± $5,254

In 2019, the median property value in Jefferson County, MS grew to to $63,400 from the previous year's value of $62,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$25,019
Median Household Income
± $6,513
2.45k
Number of Households
± 369

In 2019, the median household income of the 2.45k households in Jefferson County, MS grew to $25,019 from the previous year's value of $20,188.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.4%
2019 Homeownership
66.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 67.4% of the housing units in Jefferson County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

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

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, MS have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% of the workforce in Jefferson County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (86.6%)
  2. Other (6.03%)
  3. Carpooled (5.29%)

In 2019, 86.6% of workers in Jefferson County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who used some unspecified means to get work (6.03%) and those who carpooled to work (5.29%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

84.1% of the population of Jefferson County, MS has health coverage, with 23% on employee plans, 36.9% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.53% 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).

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%)

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

15.9%
Uninsured
23%
Employer Coverage
36.9%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, MS declined by 5.67% from 16.9% to 15.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jefferson 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. 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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