Lowndes County, MS

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2020 Population
58,896
0.429% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.5
1.08% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.6%
4.22% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,170
4.5% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$136,300
1.56% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
23,965
1.75% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Lowndes County, MS had a population of 58.9k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $48,170. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lowndes County, MS declined from 59,150 to 58,896, a −0.429% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,441 to $48,170, a −4.5% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lowndes County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (43.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%), White (Hispanic) (1.18%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.988%).

None of the households in Lowndes County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Lowndes County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lowndes County, MS are Mississippi University for Women (919 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Lowndes County, MS was $136,300, and the homeownership rate was 62.2%. Most people in Lowndes County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lowndes County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lowndes County, MS is home to a population of 58.9k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.67% of Lowndes County, MS residents were born outside of the country (1.57k people).

In 2020, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.1k people) in Lowndes County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.04k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lowndes County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.1k ± 149
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25.6k ± 497
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.04k ± 500
2.08%
Hispanic Population
1.23k people

In 2020, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.1k people) in Lowndes County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.04k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.08% of the people in Lowndes County, MS are hispanic (1.23k people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.67%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.57k people
2.27%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people

As of 2020, 2.67% of Lowndes County, MS residents (1.57k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lowndes County, MS was 2.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Lowndes County, MS was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Lowndes County, MS are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Lowndes County, MS residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    18,827 ± 3,358 people
  2. India
    5,246 ± 1,777 people
  3. Vietnam
    4,118 ± 1,574 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 18,827 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,246 and Vietnam with 4,118.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Lowndes County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lowndes County, MS was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    977 ± 201
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    950 ± 248
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    885 ± 211

Lowndes County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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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Y-Axis
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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Economy

Median household income in Lowndes County, MS is $48,170. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lowndes County, MS was Census Tract 4.04 with a value of $64,132, followed by Census Tract 4.03 and Census Tract 1.02, with respective values of $57,837 and $52,734.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,621. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lowndes County, MS employs 24k people. The largest industries in Lowndes County, MS are Manufacturing (3,993 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,378 people), and Retail Trade (3,139 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($56,477), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,625), and Utilities ($54,354).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,170
2020 value
± $2,869
−4.5%
1 Year Growth
± 7.99%

Households in Lowndes County, MS have a median annual income of $48,170, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,441 in 2019, which represents a −4.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$57,157
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,903
$40,621
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,341

In 2020, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $52,156 ± $14,671
  2. White
    $50,023 ± $1,531
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $49,296 ± $37,976

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 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 Lowndes County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, 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 4.04
  2. Census Tract 4.03
  3. Census Tract 1.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lowndes County, MS was Census Tract 4.04 with a value of $64,132, followed by Census Tract 4.03 and Census Tract 1.02, with respective values of $57,837 and $52,734.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lowndes County, MS (11.2k out of 57k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    8,687 ± 739
  2. White
    2,252 ± 351
  3. Hispanic
    171 ± 170

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

24k
2020 Value
± 1,257
−1.75%
1 Year decline
± 7.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lowndes County, MS declined at a rate of −1.75%, from 24.4k employees to 24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lowndes County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,688 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,038 people), and Production Occupations (2,010 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lowndes County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lowndes County, MS, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,688 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,038 people), and Production Occupations (2,010 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lowndes County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.26 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.65 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lowndes County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,865), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,051), and Legal Occupations ($72,344).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24k
2020 Value
± 1,257
−1.75%
1 Year decline
± 7.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lowndes County, MS declined at a rate of −1.75%, from 24.4k employees to 24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lowndes County, MS, are Manufacturing (3,993 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,378 people), and Retail Trade (3,139 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lowndes County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,993 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,378 people), and Retail Trade (3,139 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lowndes County, MS has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.12 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.66 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lowndes County, MS, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($56,477), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,625), and Utilities ($54,354).

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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. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

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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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

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. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lowndes County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 50.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.668%). 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 Lowndes County, MS
50.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 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 following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

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 2020, universities in Lowndes County, MS awarded 919 degrees. The student population of Lowndes County, MS is skewed towards women, with 532 male students and 2,172 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lowndes County, MS are White (573 and 64.7%), followed by Black or African American (298 and 33.6%), Asian (9 and 1.02%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 0.564%).

The largest universities in Lowndes County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi University for Women (919 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lowndes County, MS are Registered Nursing (418 and 45.5%), General Business Administration & Management (119 and 12.9%), and Speech-Language Pathology (39 and 4.24%).

The median tuition cost in Lowndes County, MS for a public four year colleges is $7,425 for in-state students and $7,425 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 113 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 371 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lowndes County, MS was General Business Administration & Management with 113 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lowndes County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
919 degrees awarded
$7,425
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the Lowndes County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi University for Women with 919 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

122
Degrees Awarded to Men
797
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lowndes County, MS, which is 0.153 times less than the 797 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Lowndes County, MS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    573 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    298 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    9 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Lowndes County, MS was White students. These 573 degrees mean that there were 1.92 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 298 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lowndes County, MS was $136,300 in 2020, which is 0.593 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $134,200 to $136,300, a 1.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Lowndes County, MS is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Lowndes County, MS have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lowndes County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$136,300
2020 Median
± $7,058
$134,200
2019 Median
± $6,421

In 2020, the median property value in Lowndes County, MS grew to to $136,300 from the previous year's value of $134,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lowndes 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 Lowndes County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$48,170
Median Household Income
± $2,869
22.5k
Number of Households
± 1,188

In 2020, the median household income of the 22.5k households in Lowndes County, MS declined from $48,170 from the previous year's value of $50,441.

The following chart displays the households in Lowndes 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.2%
2020 Homeownership
63.5%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 62.2% of the housing units in Lowndes County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lowndes County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lowndes County, MS have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Lowndes County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.7%)
  2. Carpooled (6.22%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.52%)

In 2020, 86.7% of workers in Lowndes County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.22%) and those who worked at home (4.52%).

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

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Health

88.3% of the population of Lowndes County, MS has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 4.24% 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 Lowndes County, MS see 2105 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.8% increase from the previous year (1850 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1776 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 480 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

2,105 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lowndes County, MS

Primary care physicians in Lowndes County, MS see an average of 2,105 patients per year. This represents a 13.8% increase from the previous year (1,850 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lowndes County, MS 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

11.7%
Uninsured
43%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
4.24%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lowndes County, MS declined by 3.01% from 12% to 11.7%.

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