Panola County, MS

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2020 Population
34,079
0.325% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.2
2.35% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.6%
3.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$37,232
2.8% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$82,700
0.72% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Panola County, MS had a population of 34.1k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $37,232. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Panola County, MS declined from 34,190 to 34,079, a −0.325% decrease and its median household income declined from $38,304 to $37,232, a −2.8% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Panola County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (48%), White (Non-Hispanic) (46.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%), White (Hispanic) (1.54%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.425%).

None of the households in Panola 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.

99.3% of the residents in Panola County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Panola County, MS was $82,700, and the homeownership rate was 67.9%.

Most people in Panola County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Panola County, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Panola County, MS is home to a population of 34.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.31% of Panola County, MS residents were born outside of the country (446 people).

In 2020, there were 1.02 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Panola County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16k White (Non-Hispanic) and 657 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.3% of Panola County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Panola County, MS was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Panola County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 600
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16k ± 29
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    657 ± 557
1.96%
Hispanic Population
667 people

In 2020, there were 1.02 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Panola County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16k White (Non-Hispanic) and 657 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.96% of the people in Panola County, MS are hispanic (667 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.31%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
446 people
1.35%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
463 people

As of 2020, 1.31% of Panola County, MS residents (446 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 Panola County, MS was 1.35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    459 ± 245
  2. Vietnam
    455 ± 136
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    101 ± 55

Panola County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Panola County, MS employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Panola County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,085 people), Manufacturing (2,035 people), and Educational Services (1,369 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,125), Utilities ($42,375), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($39,615).

Occupations

11.8k
2020 Value
± 950
−7.02%
1 Year decline
± 11.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Panola County, MS declined at a rate of −7.02%, from 12.7k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Panola County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,604 people), Production Occupations (1,303 people), and Management Occupations (1,141 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Panola County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.8k
2020 Value
± 950
−7.02%
1 Year decline
± 11.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Panola County, MS declined at a rate of −7.02%, from 12.7k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Panola County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,085 people), Manufacturing (2,035 people), and Educational Services (1,369 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Panola County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Panola 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

$32,956
Median earning men ± $4,502
$26,343
Median earning women ± $1,397

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($64,625), Manufacturing ($42,128), and Wholesale Trade ($41,406).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($58,073), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($31,691), and Manufacturing ($30,901).

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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 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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 218
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 205
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 177
    Retail Trade

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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

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

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

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

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

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Panola County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 51.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.4%), followed by Other (0.742%).

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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.876% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (691k), Some college (559k), and Secondary Education (417k).

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 Panola County, MS was $82,700 in 2020, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $83,300 to $82,700, a 0.72% decrease. The homeownership rate in Panola County, MS is 67.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Panola County, MS have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Panola County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$82,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,174
$8,389
Median Property Taxes
±$744

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

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
Homeownership
2020
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.9% of the housing units in Panola County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9504
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Panola County, MS 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.
$37,232
Median Household Income
± $3,657
12.4k
Number of Households
± 928

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.4k households in Panola County, MS declined from $37,232 from the previous year's value of $38,304.

The following chart displays the households in Panola 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 Panola County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (89.5%)
  2. Carpooled (6.86%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.65%)

In 2020, 89.5% of workers in Panola County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.86%) and those who worked at home (2.65%).

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

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Panola County, MS have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in Panola 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 Panola County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Panola County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Panola County, MS (6.62k out of 33.7k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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86.8% of the population of Panola County, MS has health coverage, with 34% on employee plans, 29.1% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.19% 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 Panola County, MS see 4883 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.9% increase from the previous year (4249 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3799 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1068 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% 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 Mississippi, 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

4,883 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Panola County, MS

Primary care physicians in Panola County, MS see an average of 4,883 patients per year. This represents a 14.9% increase from the previous year (4,249 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Panola County, MS 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 Mississippi 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 26.2% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

13.2%
Uninsured
34%
Employer Coverage
29.1%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Panola County, MS grew by 1.65% from 13% to 13.2%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 88 in Panola County, MS.

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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 43.7% in Panola County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15% in Panola County, MS.

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