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Jefferson County, MS&

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Population
7,528
0.76% decline
Median Age
36.3
Median Household Income
$23,773
14.6% growth
Poverty Rate
39.7%
Number of Employees
2,038
9.5% growth
Median Property Value
$59,900
0.99% decline

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, MS employs 2,038 people. The economy of Jefferson County, MS is specialized in Utilities; Public Admin.; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 7.16; 2.89; and 2.41 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jefferson County, MS are Educational Services (379), Healthcare & Social Assistance (327), and Public Admin. (279), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($61,326), Educational Services ($33,958), and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($30,208).

Median household income in Jefferson County, MS is $23,773. Males in Jefferson County, MS have an average income that is 1.76 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,080. The income inequality of Jefferson County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.425 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jefferson County, MS. In Jefferson County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 39 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,553. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.

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Diversity

Jefferson County, MS is home to a population of 7,528 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, MS is composed of 6,488 Black residents (86.2%), 993 White residents (13.2%), 37 Asian residents (0.49%), 10 Hispanic residents (0.13%), and 0 Other residents (N/A). The most common foreign languages in Jefferson County, MS are Spanish (19 speakers), French (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers), but compared to other places, Jefferson County, MS has a relative high number of Spanish (19 speakers), French Creole (0 speakers), and French (0 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Southwest Region PUMA, MS awarded 1,019 degrees. The student population of Southwest Region PUMA, MS is skewed towards females, with 369 male students and 650 female students. Most students in Southwest Region PUMA, MS are Black or African American (641 and 62.9%), followed by White (332 and 32.6%), Unknown (14 and 1.37%), and Two or more races (8 and 0.79%). The largest universities in Southwest Region PUMA, MS by number of graduates are Southwest Mississippi Community College (515 and 50.5%), Alcorn State University (504 and 49.5%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Southwest Region PUMA, MS are Registered Nursing (109 and 10.7%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (95 and 9.3%), and Other Industrial Production Technology (34 and 3.34%). The median tuition costs in Southwest Region PUMA, MS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,269 and $5,269 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, MS is $59,900, which is 0.29 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $60,500 to $59,900, a 0.99% increase. The homeownership rate of Jefferson County, MS is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jefferson County, MS have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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