Lincoln County, MS

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Population

34,542

0.43% decline

Median Age

37.8


Median Household Income

$37,308

2.92% growth

Poverty Rate

23.6%


Number of Employees

13,056

1.49% growth

Median Property Value

$94,800

3.72% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, MS had a population of 34.5k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $37,308. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, MS declined from 34,691 to 34,542, a -0.43% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,250 to $37,308, a 2.92% increase.

The population of Lincoln County, MS is 67.2% White Alone, 30.8% Black or African American Alone, and 1.07% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lincoln County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lincoln County, MS is $94,800, and the homeownership rate is 74.9%. Most people in Lincoln County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, MS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, MS employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,345 people), Retail Trade (2,065 people), and Educational Services (1,258 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,000), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,669), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,202).

Median household income in Lincoln County, MS is $37,308. Males in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,308

2017 value

± $4,064

2.92%

1 Year Growth

± 12.7%

Households in Lincoln County, MS have a median annual income of $37,308, 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 $36,250 in 2016, which represents a 2.92% 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 Lincoln 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 9506

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $48,005, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $40,879 and $37,768.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lincoln 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

23.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, MS (8.01k out of 34k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    4,031 ± 422

  2. White

    3,972 ± 559

  3. Hispanic

    98 ± 185

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

13.1k

2017 Value

± 924

1.49%

1 Year growth

± 9.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, MS grew at a rate of 1.49%, from 12.9k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,707 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,696 people), and Management Occupations (1,263 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,707 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,696 people), and Management Occupations (1,263 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.9 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.87 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,440), Management Occupations ($66,360), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,621).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.1k

2017 Value

± 924

1.49%

1 Year growth

± 9.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, MS grew at a rate of 1.49%, from 12.9k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,345 people), Retail Trade (2,065 people), and Educational Services (1,258 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,345 people), Retail Trade (2,065 people), and Educational Services (1,258 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.44 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.32 times), and Retail Trade (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,000), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,669), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,202).

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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

86.6% of the population of Lincoln County, MS has health coverage, with 39.3% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, MS see 1925 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.4% decrease from the previous year (2173 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3138 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2877 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

1,925 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, MS see an average of 1,925 patients per year. This represents a 11.4% decrease from the previous year (2,173 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

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%).

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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

13.4%

Uninsured

39.3%

Employer Coverage

21.1%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

2.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, MS grew by 1.61% from 13.1% to 13.4%.

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

Lincoln County, MS is home to a population of 34.5k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.504% of Lincoln County, MS residents were born outside of the country (174 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln County, MS is composed of 23.2k White Alone residents (67.2%), 10.6k Black or African American Alone residents (30.8%), 369 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.07%), 254 Asian Alone residents (0.735%), 48 Two or More Races residents (0.139%), 4 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0116%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 33.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, MS was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Lincoln County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, MS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.504%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

174 people

0.311%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

108 people

As of 2017, 0.504% of Lincoln County, MS residents (174 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 Lincoln County, MS was 0.311%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Lincoln County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, MS was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.2k ± 27

  2. Black or African American Alone

    10.6k ± 340

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    369 ± 84.3

In 2017, there were 2.18 times more White Alone residents (23.2k people) in Lincoln County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.6k Black or African American Alone and 369 Hispanic or Latino 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lincoln 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

    556 ± 153

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    238 ± 140

  3. Korea

    197 ± 96

Lincoln County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, MS was $94,800 in 2017, which is 0.436 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,400 to $94,800, a 3.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, MS is 74.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, MS have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln 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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$37,308

Median Household Income

± $4,064

12.8k

Number of Households

± 878

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.8k households in Lincoln County, MS grew to $37,308 from the previous year's value of $36,250.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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

$94,800

2017 Median

± $6,305

$91,400

2016 Median

± $8,026

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, MS grew to to $94,800 from the previous year's value of $91,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.9%

2017 Homeownership

74.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.9% of the housing units in Lincoln County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, MS have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.53% of the workforce in Lincoln County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.7%

  2. Carpooled

    5.76%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.81%

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

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