Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS

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2019 Population
144,417
0.147% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
36.5
1.11% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
19.3%
7.1% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$43,576
4.03% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$106,200
4.42% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
57,874
2.65% 1-year growth

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In 2019, Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS had a population of 144k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $43,576. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS declined from 144,629 to 144,417, a −0.147% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,889 to $43,576, a 4.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.6%), Other (Hispanic) (1.45%), White (Hispanic) (1.11%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.961%). 3.45% of the households in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.6% of the residents in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are University of Mississippi (6,199 degrees awarded in 2019), Itawamba Community College (1,467 degrees), and Vaughn Beauty College (9 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was $106,200, and the homeownership rate was 69.8%. Most people in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Diversity

Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS is home to a population of 144k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 5.1% of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS residents were born outside of the country (7.37k people).

In 2019, there were 2.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (100k people) in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.1k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are Spanish (2,854 speakers), Arabic (576 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (238 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    100k ± 245
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    37k ± 331
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.1k ± 353
2.73%
Hispanic Population
3.95k people

In 2019, there were 2.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (100k people) in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.1k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.73% of the people in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are hispanic (3.95k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,854 speakers (2.1%)
  2. Arabic
    576 speakers (0.423%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    238 speakers (0.175%)

3.45% of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was Spanish. 2.1% of the overall population of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are native Spanish speakers. 0.423% speak Arabic and 0.175% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
7.37k people
2.15%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.11k people

As of 2019, 5.1% of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS residents (7.37k 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 Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was 2.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,037 ± 788 people
  2. India
    237 ± 378 people
  3. Philippines
    167 ± 317 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 1,037 Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS residents, followed by India with 237 and Philippines with 167.

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Citizenship

98.6%
2019 Citizenship
98.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.6% of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,078 ± 244
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    880 ± 228
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    828 ± 173

Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS is $43,576. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS with a value of $66,078, followed by Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS and Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $65,295 and $64,482.

Males in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,366. The income inequality in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS employs 57.9k people. The largest industries in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,416 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,815 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,680 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($112,437), Offices of dentists ($100,465), and Other motor vehicle dealers ($96,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,576
2019 value
± $952
4.03%
1 Year Growth
± 4.24%

Households in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS have a median annual income of $43,576, 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 $41,889 in 2018, which represents a 4.03% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$53,432
Average Male Salary in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS
± $8,155
$36,366
Average Female Salary in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS
± $5,323

In 2019, full-time male employees in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS made 1.47 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS
  1. Asian
    $48,487 ± $44,764
  2. Other
    $48,161 ± $69,282
  3. White
    $43,271 ± $5,702

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS.

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Wage Distribution

0.443
2019 Wage GINI in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS
0.443
2018 Wage GINI in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS

In 2019, the income inequality in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.075% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS with a value of $66,078, followed by Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS and Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $65,295 and $64,482.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS (26.4k out of 137k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 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. White
    14,952 ± 900
  2. Black
    10,427 ± 783
  3. Hispanic
    797 ± 220

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS is White, followed by Black 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

57.9k
2019 Value
2.65%
1 Year growth
± 2.65%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS grew at a rate of 2.65%, from 56.4k employees to 57.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS, are Other assemblers and fabricators (2,076 people), Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (1,548 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,544 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS, by number of employees, are Other assemblers and fabricators (2,076 people), Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (1,548 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,544 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Upholsterers (69.6 times higher than expected), Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing (22 times), and Tire builders (16.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS, by average salary, are Physicians ($239,577), Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel ($132,688), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($107,376).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

57.9k
2019 Value
2.65%
1 Year growth
± 2.65%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS grew at a rate of 2.65%, from 56.4k employees to 57.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,416 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,815 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,680 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS, though some of these residents may live in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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 Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS, by number of employees, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,416 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,815 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,680 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS has an unusually high number of Ordnance (37.8 times higher than expected), Furniture & related product manufacturing (33.2 times), and Tire manufacturing (14.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS, by average salary, are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($112,437), Offices of dentists ($100,465), and Other motor vehicle dealers ($96,000).

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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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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 Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS awarded 7,675 degrees. The student population of Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS is skewed towards women, with 11,217 male students and 15,201 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are White (5,848 and 78.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,095 and 14.6%), Hispanic or Latino (230 and 3.07%), and Asian (136 and 1.82%).

The largest universities in Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS by number of degrees awarded are University of Mississippi (6,199 and 80.8%), Itawamba Community College (1,467 and 19.1%), and Vaughn Beauty College (9 and 0.117%).

The most popular majors in Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are General Studies (600 and 7.82%), Accounting (442 and 5.76%), and Registered Nursing (355 and 4.63%).

The median tuition costs in Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,718 and $24,990 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 421 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 293 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 281 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was General Studies with 421 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,199 degrees awarded
  2. 1,467 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded
$8,718
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Mississippi with 6,199 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,119
Degrees Awarded to Men
4,556
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 3,119 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS, which is 0.685 times less than the 4,556 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,848 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,095 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    230 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Three Rivers Region--Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was White students. These 5,848 degrees mean that there were 5.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,095 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS was $106,200 in 2019, which is 0.442 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $101,700 to $106,200, a 4.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$106,200
2019 Median
± $3,408
$101,700
2018 Median
± $4,995

In 2019, the median property value in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS grew to to $106,200 from the previous year's value of $101,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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 Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$43,576
Median Household Income
± $952
53.7k
Number of Households
± 1,551

In 2019, the median household income of the 53.7k households in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS grew to $43,576 from the previous year's value of $41,889.

The following chart displays the households in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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 Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.8%
2019 Homeownership
69.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 69.8% of the housing units in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.96%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.69%)

In 2019, 83.6% of workers in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.96%) and those who worked at home (3.69%).

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 Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

90% of the population of Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS has health coverage, with 45.9% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.27% 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

10%
Uninsured
45.9%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, MS declined by 7.35% from 10.8% to 10%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lafayette, Monroe, Itawamba, Chickasaw & Calhoun Counties PUMA, 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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