Monroe County, MS

County

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Population
35,840
0.353% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
Median Age
41.2

Poverty Rate
18%

Median Household Income
$40,940
3.79% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$88,200
1.26% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
14,371
0.883% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Monroe County, MS had a population of 35.8k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $40,940. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Monroe County, MS declined from 35,967 to 35,840, a -0.353% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,444 to $40,940, a 3.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (67%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.8%), White (Hispanic) (1.09%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.871%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.0837%). NaNk% of the people in Monroe County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Monroe County, MS is $88,200, and the homeownership rate is 74.2%. Most people in Monroe County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, MS is 2 cars per household.

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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Impact on Employment

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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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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Monroe County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 64% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (34.8%), followed by Other (1.22%). 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 Monroe County, MS
64% 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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Diversity

Monroe County, MS is home to a population of 35.8k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.672% of Monroe County, MS residents were born outside of the country (241 people).

In 2018, there were 2.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24k people) in Monroe County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 389 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24k ± 27
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11k ± 168
  3. White (Hispanic)
    389 ± 51
1.22%
Hispanic Population
438 people

In 2018, there were 2.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24k people) in Monroe County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 389 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.22% of the people in Monroe County, MS are hispanic (438 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.672%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
241 people
0.592%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
213 people

As of 2018, 0.672% of Monroe County, MS residents (241 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe County, MS was 0.592%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 17

In 2018, the median age of all people in Monroe County, MS was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Monroe County, MS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Monroe County, MS residents was 41.

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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

99.6%
2018 Citizenship
99.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.6% of Monroe County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, MS was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    707 ± 141
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    345 ± 132
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    307 ± 104

Monroe County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Monroe County, MS is $40,940. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Monroe County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $53,339, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9505.01, with respective values of $52,543 and $51,307.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Monroe County, MS employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, MS are Manufacturing (4,307 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,317 people), and Retail Trade (1,608 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,393), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,931), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,014).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,940
2018 value
± $4,281
3.79%
1 Year Growth
± 13.5%

Households in Monroe County, MS have a median annual income of $40,940, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,444 in 2017, which represents a 3.79% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,698
$36,636
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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. 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 in Mississippi.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.442
2017 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.446
2016 Wage GINI in Mississippi

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 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.

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 9501
  2. Census Tract 9503
  3. Census Tract 9505.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $53,339, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9505.01, with respective values of $52,543 and $51,307.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, MS (6.37k out of 35.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males < 5.

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
    3,125 ± 379
  2. Black
    3,120 ± 371
  3. Two Or More
    122 ± 145

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County, MS is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

14.4k
2018 Value
± 831
-0.883%
1 Year decline
± 8.23%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Monroe County, MS declined at a rate of -0.883%, from 14.5k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, MS, are Production Occupations (2,726 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,336 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,313 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,726 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,336 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,313 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.3 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.69 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,318), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,091), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,203).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.4k
2018 Value
± 831
-0.883%
1 Year decline
± 8.23%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Monroe County, MS declined at a rate of -0.883%, from 14.5k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, MS, are Manufacturing (4,307 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,317 people), and Retail Trade (1,608 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Monroe 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 Monroe County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,307 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,317 people), and Retail Trade (1,608 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, MS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.98 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.98 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe County, MS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,393), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,931), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,014).

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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 in Mississippi
$277B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, MS was $88,200 in 2018, which is 0.384 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $87,100 to $88,200, a 1.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, MS is 74.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe County, MS have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$88,200
2018 Median
± $4,007
$87,100
2017 Median
± $4,439

In 2018, the median property value in Monroe County, MS grew to to $88,200 from the previous year's value of $87,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Monroe 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 Monroe County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$40,940
Median Household Income
± $4,281
14k
Number of Households
± 821

In 2018, the median household income of the 14k households in Monroe County, MS grew to $40,940 from the previous year's value of $39,444.

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

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Rent vs Own

74.2%
2018 Homeownership
74.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 74.2% of the housing units in Monroe County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Monroe County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, MS have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Monroe County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    86%
  2. Carpooled
    8.4%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.47%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Monroe County, MS was Drove Alone (86%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.4%) and those who Worked At Home (4.47%).

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 Monroe County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.7% of the population of Monroe County, MS has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.09% 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 Monroe County, MS see 2107 patients per year on average, which represents a 23.9% decrease from the previous year (2769 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2759 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8968 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

2,107 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Monroe County, MS

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, MS see an average of 2,107 patients per year. This represents a 23.9% decrease from the previous year (2,769 patients).

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

11.3%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, MS grew by 0.634% from 11.2% to 11.3%.

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