Montgomery County, MS

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2019 Population
10,068
1.27% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
41.6
1.19% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
27.1%
0.806% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$39,840
18.3% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$84,800
6% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
4,038
3.91% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Montgomery County, MS had a population of 10.1k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $39,840. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Montgomery County, MS declined from 10,198 to 10,068, a −1.27% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,667 to $39,840, a 18.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), White (Hispanic) (0.735%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.546%). 0% of the households in Montgomery County, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.2% of the residents in Montgomery County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Montgomery County, MS was $84,800, and the homeownership rate was 69.2%. Most people in Montgomery County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Montgomery County, MS is home to a population of 10.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.47% of Montgomery County, MS residents were born outside of the country (249 people).

In 2019, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.25k people) in Montgomery County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 214 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.25k ± 20
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.44k ± 189
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    214 ± 186
1.39%
Hispanic Population
140 people

In 2019, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.25k people) in Montgomery County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 214 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.39% of the people in Montgomery County, MS are hispanic (140 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.47%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
249 people
0.775%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
79 people

As of 2019, 2.47% of Montgomery County, MS residents (249 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, MS was 0.775%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.8
31
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 26.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Montgomery County, MS was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Montgomery County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Montgomery County, MS residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    20,974 ± 3,543 people
  2. India
    5,148 ± 1,760 people
  3. Vietnam
    3,866 ± 1,526 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 20,974 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,148 and Vietnam with 3,866.

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Citizenship

99.2%
2019 Citizenship
99.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.2% of Montgomery County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, MS was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    280 ± 92
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    49 ± 54
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    24 ± 32

Montgomery County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.71 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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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 Montgomery County, MS is $39,840. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Montgomery County, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $41,236, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $40,000 and $34,010.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,310. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Montgomery County, MS employs 4.04k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, MS are Manufacturing (784 people), Educational Services (589 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (511 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,500), Public Administration ($53,413), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,806).

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,840
2019 value
± $5,295
18.3%
1 Year Growth
± 17.6%

Households in Montgomery County, MS have a median annual income of $39,840, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,667 in 2018, which represents a 18.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,021
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,808
$39,310
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,236

In 2019, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.4 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. Asian
    $48,743 ± $12,305
  2. White
    $48,350 ± $1,460
  3. Other
    $36,365 ± $10,998

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White 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 Montgomery County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2019, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.611% growth from 2018 to 2019, 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 9503
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $41,236, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $40,000 and $34,010.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Montgomery 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

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, MS (2.69k out of 9.91k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 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
    2,021 ± 277
  2. White
    623 ± 194
  3. Asian
    29 ± 112

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montgomery County, MS is Black, followed by White and Asian.

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

4.04k
2019 Value
± 448
3.91%
1 Year growth
± 15.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Montgomery County, MS grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 3.89k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, MS, are Production Occupations (600 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (448 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (366 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (600 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (448 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (366 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.62 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.32 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.12 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, MS, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($76,597), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($75,391), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($63,681).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.04k
2019 Value
± 448
3.91%
1 Year growth
± 15.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Montgomery County, MS grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 3.89k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, MS, are Manufacturing (784 people), Educational Services (589 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (511 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (784 people), Educational Services (589 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (511 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, MS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.29 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.94 times), and Educational Services (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montgomery County, MS, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,500), Public Administration ($53,413), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,806).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $33.5B
  2. $26.7B
  3. $14B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $33.5B, followed by Textiles/leather ($26.7B) and Mixed freight ($14B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$198B
2018 Value in Mississippi
$331B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
66.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Mississippi trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 66.9% to $331B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31.4B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $14.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $31.4B, followed by Tennessee with $15.1B and Louisiana and $14.8B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Montgomery County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 56.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (42.3%), followed by Other (1.26%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Montgomery County, MS
56.4% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, MS was $84,800 in 2019, which is 0.353 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $80,000 to $84,800, a 6% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, MS is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Montgomery County, MS have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montgomery County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$84,800
2019 Median
± $9,205
$80,000
2018 Median
± $11,873

In 2019, the median property value in Montgomery County, MS grew to to $84,800 from the previous year's value of $80,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k 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.
$39,840
Median Household Income
± $5,295
4.54k
Number of Households
± 458

In 2019, the median household income of the 4.54k households in Montgomery County, MS grew to $39,840 from the previous year's value of $33,667.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.2%
2019 Homeownership
71.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 69.2% of the housing units in Montgomery County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Montgomery County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, MS have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.08% of the workforce in Montgomery County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (87.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.57%)

In 2019, 87.3% of workers in Montgomery County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.7%) and those who worked at home (2.57%).

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

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Health

90.7% of the population of Montgomery County, MS has health coverage, with 31.7% on employee plans, 30.6% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.5% 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 Montgomery County, MS see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1696 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2444 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4888 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

1,670 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, MS

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MS see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1,696 patients).

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

9.29%
Uninsured
31.7%
Employer Coverage
30.6%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, MS grew by 0.37% from 9.25% to 9.29%.

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