Mississippi County, AR

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2020 Population
41,396
1.73% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.8
0.546% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
21.4%
11.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,986
7.57% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$93,000
10.1% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
17,926
3.23% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Mississippi County, AR had a population of 41.4k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $42,986. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Mississippi County, AR declined from 42,126 to 41,396, a −1.73% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,962 to $42,986, a 7.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mississippi County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.48%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.25%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.08%).

None of the households in Mississippi County, AR 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.

98.8% of the residents in Mississippi County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mississippi County, AR are Arkansas Northeastern College (464 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Mississippi County, AR was $93,000, and the homeownership rate was 57.6%.

Most people in Mississippi County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Mississippi County, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Mississippi County, AR is home to a population of 41.4k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.66% of Mississippi County, AR residents were born outside of the country (689 people).

In 2020, there were 1.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.9k people) in Mississippi County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.03k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Mississippi County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Mississippi County, AR was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mississippi County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23.9k ± 83
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.5k ± 189
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.03k ± 219
4.36%
Hispanic Population
1.81k people

In 2020, there were 1.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.9k people) in Mississippi County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.03k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.36% of the people in Mississippi County, AR are hispanic (1.81k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,610 ± 6,079 people
  2. El Salvador
    14,219 ± 2,921 people
  3. India
    8,923 ± 2,316 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,610 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 14,219 and India with 8,923.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.66%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
689 people
1.77%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
746 people

As of 2020, 1.66% of Mississippi County, AR residents (689 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 Mississippi County, AR was 1.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    631 ± 218
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    525 ± 186
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    257 ± 122

Mississippi County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Mississippi County, AR employs 17.9k people. The largest industries in Mississippi County, AR are Manufacturing (5,181 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,034 people), and Educational Services (2,018 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,607), Wholesale Trade ($45,552), and Manufacturing ($43,456).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,744. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.9k
2020 Value
± 1,020
3.23%
1 Year growth
± 7.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mississippi County, AR grew at a rate of 3.23%, from 17.4k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mississippi County, AR, are Production Occupations (3,119 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,725 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,697 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mississippi County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.9k
2020 Value
± 1,020
3.23%
1 Year growth
± 7.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mississippi County, AR grew at a rate of 3.23%, from 17.4k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mississippi County, AR, are Manufacturing (5,181 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,034 people), and Educational Services (2,018 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mississippi County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Mississippi County, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,557
Median earning men ± $1,935
$27,410
Median earning women ± $2,309

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($57,654), Wholesale Trade ($47,851), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($45,093).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,144), Wholesale Trade ($45,087), and Information ($38,163).

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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 Arkansas. 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 Arkansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 287
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 198
    Manufacturing
  3. 191
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.04M
    Manufacturing
  2. $97.3k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $62.4k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $14.2B
  2. $13.7B
  3. $9.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $14.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($13.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.55B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$144B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
87.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% to $271B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas 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 Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $11.8B
  2. $6.92B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.8B, followed by Mississippi with $6.92B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.9%), followed by Other (2.98%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

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 Arkansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas 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 Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Mississippi County, AR awarded 464 degrees. The student population of Mississippi County, AR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 510 male students and 848 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mississippi County, AR are White (293 and 63.1%), followed by Black or African American (129 and 27.8%), Hispanic or Latino (38 and 8.19%), and Asian (3 and 0.647%).

The largest universities in Mississippi County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Arkansas Northeastern College (464 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mississippi County, AR are General Studies (141 and 30.4%), General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (40 and 8.62%), and Welding Technology (33 and 7.11%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,358 students enrolled in Mississippi County, AR, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 925 records, of which 60.6% were women and 39.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 92 degree-majors awarded
  2. 16 degree-majors awarded
  3. 12 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Mississippi County, AR was General Studies with 92 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Mississippi County, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
464 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arkansas Northeastern College with 464 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 174 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mississippi County, AR, which is 0.6 times less than the 290 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 293 degrees mean that there were 2.27 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 129 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,296) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($358) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($994) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.729% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (800k), Some college (553k), and Secondary Education (375k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Mississippi County, AR was $93,000 in 2020, which is 0.405 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $84,500 to $93,000, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Mississippi County, AR is 57.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Mississippi County, AR have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mississippi County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mississippi County, AR is $42,986. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mississippi County, AR was Census Tract 107 with a value of $72,669, followed by Census Tract 112 and Census Tract 111, with respective values of $50,924 and $50,063.

In 2021, 16.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mississippi County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.367%.

Property

$93,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,341
$9,581
Median Property Taxes
±$666

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mississippi County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Mississippi County, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.6%
Homeownership
2020
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 57.6% of the housing units in Mississippi County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 107
  2. Census Tract 112
  3. Census Tract 111

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mississippi County, AR was Census Tract 107 with a value of $72,669, followed by Census Tract 112 and Census Tract 111, with respective values of $50,924 and $50,063.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,986
Median Household Income
± $2,383
16.6k
Number of Households
± 963

In 2020, the median household income of the 16.6k households in Mississippi County, AR grew to $42,986 from the previous year's value of $39,962.

The following chart displays the households in Mississippi County, AR 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mississippi County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (12.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (0.927%)

In 2020, 84.6% of workers in Mississippi County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.8%) and those who worked at home (0.927%).

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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Commute Time

18.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mississippi County, AR have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.667% of the workforce in Mississippi County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mississippi County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.367%.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mississippi County, AR (8.65k out of 40.4k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mississippi County, AR 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 30% of the children was living in poverty in Mississippi County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 987 in Mississippi County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 152 per 100,000 population.

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92.5% of the population of Mississippi County, AR has health coverage, with 39.6% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arkansas was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Mississippi County, AR see 2291 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (2342 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2541 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 830 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,291 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi County, AR

Primary care physicians in Mississippi County, AR see an average of 2,291 patients per year. This represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (2,342 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi County, AR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arkansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.9% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.54%
Uninsured
39.6%
Employer Coverage
30.2%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
1.9%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mississippi County, AR grew by 1.35% from 7.44% to 7.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mississippi County, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 105 in Mississippi County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42.9% in Mississippi County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.91% in Mississippi County, AR.

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