Oktibbeha County, MS

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2022 Population
51,388
0.0954% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
25.4
3.05% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
28.5%
2.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$42,953
4.52% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$211,200
23.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
22,904
2.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oktibbeha County, MS had a population of 51.4k people with a median age of 25.4 and a median household income of $42,953. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oktibbeha County, MS grew from 51,339 to 51,388, a 0.0954% increase and its median household income grew from $41,094 to $42,953, a 4.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oktibbeha County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (56%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.31%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.821%).

None of the households in Oktibbeha 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.

97.1% of the residents in Oktibbeha County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oktibbeha County, MS are Mississippi State University (5,774 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Oktibbeha County, MS was $211,200, and the homeownership rate was 47.5%.

Most people in Oktibbeha County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Oktibbeha County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oktibbeha County, MS is home to a population of 51.4k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.98% of Oktibbeha County, MS residents were born outside of the country (2.04k people).

In 2022, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.8k people) in Oktibbeha County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.57k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Oktibbeha County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oktibbeha County, MS was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oktibbeha County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.8k ± 153
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.8k ± 314
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.57k ± 122
1.78%
Hispanic Population
913 people

In 2022, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.8k people) in Oktibbeha County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.57k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.78% of the people in Oktibbeha County, MS are hispanic (913 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.98%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.04k people
3.93%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.02k people

As of 2022, 3.98% of Oktibbeha County, MS residents (2.04k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oktibbeha County, MS was 3.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    962 ± 390
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    448 ± 228
  3. Vietnam
    292 ± 112

Oktibbeha County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oktibbeha County, MS employs 22.9k people. The largest industries in Oktibbeha County, MS are Educational Services (5,990 people), Manufacturing (2,702 people), and Retail Trade (2,490 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($123,696), Utilities ($87,132), and Wholesale Trade ($53,804).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

22.9k
2022 Value
± 1,452
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 8.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oktibbeha County, MS grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 22.3k employees to 22.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oktibbeha County, MS, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,990 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,538 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,083 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oktibbeha County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22.9k
2022 Value
± 1,452
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 8.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oktibbeha County, MS grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 22.3k employees to 22.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oktibbeha County, MS, are Educational Services (5,990 people), Manufacturing (2,702 people), and Retail Trade (2,490 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oktibbeha County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Oktibbeha County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,768
Median earning men ± $3,780
$28,196
Median earning women ± $2,524

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($87,569), Wholesale Trade ($54,565), and Manufacturing ($50,471).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($39,205), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,750), and Wholesale Trade ($33,056).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 312
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 308
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 208
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oktibbeha County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

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.

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.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Oktibbeha County, MS awarded 5,774 degrees. The student population of Oktibbeha County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 10,985 male students and 11,664 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oktibbeha County, MS are White (4,199 and 75.7%), followed by Black or African American (908 and 16.4%), Hispanic or Latino (169 and 3.05%), and Two or More Races (98 and 1.77%).

The largest universities in Oktibbeha County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi State University (5,774 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Oktibbeha County, MS are General Business Administration & Management (528 and 9.14%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (283 and 4.9%), and General Psychology (227 and 3.93%).

The median tuition cost in Oktibbeha County, MS for a public four year colleges is $9,248 for in-state students and $25,294 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Oktibbeha County, MS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,649 (48.5% men and 51.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 22,649 students enrolled in Oktibbeha County, MS, 48.5% men and 51.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,303 records, of which 51% were women and 49% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 207 degrees awarded
  2. 332 degrees awarded
  3. 254 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oktibbeha County, MS was General Psychology with 207 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
5,774 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi State University with 5,774 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,667 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oktibbeha County, MS, which is 0.858 times less than the 3,107 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,199 degrees mean that there were 4.62 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 908 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,248) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($150) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oktibbeha County, MS was $211,200 in 2022, which is 0.749 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $171,500 to $211,200, a 23.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Oktibbeha County, MS is 47.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oktibbeha County, MS have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oktibbeha County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 22.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oktibbeha County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.34%.

Property

$211,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,716
$10,052
Median Property Taxes
±$828

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 Oktibbeha County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

47.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.5% of the housing units in Oktibbeha County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505
  2. Census Tract 9503

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Household Income

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$42,953
Median Household Income
± $4,571
21.2k
Number of Households
± 1,370

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.2k households in Oktibbeha County, MS grew to $42,953 from the previous year's value of $41,094.

The following chart displays the households in Oktibbeha 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oktibbeha County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.02%)
  3. Carpooled (6.94%)

In 2022, 81.7% of workers in Oktibbeha County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.02%) and those who carpooled to work (6.94%).

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oktibbeha County, MS have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Oktibbeha County, MS 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 Oktibbeha County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oktibbeha County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 22.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oktibbeha County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.34%.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oktibbeha County, MS (13.1k out of 46.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oktibbeha County, MS is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 25.5% of the children was living in poverty in Oktibbeha County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 13%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 176 in Oktibbeha County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 25.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Oktibbeha County, MS has health coverage, with 52.6% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 7.42% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oktibbeha County, MS see 2361 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.8% decrease from the previous year (2480 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2766 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 508 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,361 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oktibbeha County, MS

Primary care physicians in Oktibbeha County, MS see an average of 2,361 patients per year. This represents a 4.8% decrease from the previous year (2,480 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 40.8% between 18 and 34 years, 25.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.92%
Uninsured
52.6%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
7.42%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
1.81%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oktibbeha County, MS declined by 10.5% from 8.85% to 7.92%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 96.9 in Oktibbeha County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 39.1% in Oktibbeha County, MS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.4% in Oktibbeha County, MS.

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