Pike County, MS

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Population

39,763

0.441% decline

Median Age

37


Median Household Income

$30,949

1.78% decline

Poverty Rate

32.3%


Number of Employees

14,021

0.0571% growth

Median Property Value

$87,500

0.114% decline

About

In 2017, Pike County, MS had a population of 39.8k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $30,949. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pike County, MS declined from 39,939 to 39,763, a -0.441% decrease and its median household income declined from $31,511 to $30,949, a -1.78% decrease.

The population of Pike County, MS is 53.1% Black or African American Alone, 44% White Alone, and 1.56% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Pike County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pike County, MS are Southwest Mississippi Community College (486 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Pike County, MS is $87,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.4%. Most people in Pike County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Pike County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pike County, MS employs 14k people. The largest industries in Pike County, MS are Manufacturing (2,076 people), Retail Trade (2,004 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,689 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,056), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,469), and Utilities ($40,662).

Median household income in Pike County, MS is $30,949. Males in Pike County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Pike County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,949

2017 value

± $1,440

-1.78%

1 Year Growth

± 7.9%

Households in Pike County, MS have a median annual income of $30,949, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,511 in 2016, which represents a -1.78% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pike County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

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 2017 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501.02

  2. Census Tract 9501.01

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pike County, MS was Census Tract 9501.02 with a value of $47,778, followed by Census Tract 9501.01 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $40,196 and $35,062.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pike 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

32.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pike County, MS (12.5k out of 38.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    9,522 ± 626

  2. White

    2,759 ± 335

  3. Native American

    141 ± 131

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

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

14k

2017 Value

± 890

0.0571%

1 Year growth

± 8.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pike County, MS grew at a rate of 0.0571%, from 14k employees to 14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pike County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,827 people), Production Occupations (1,567 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,488 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pike County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pike County, MS, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,827 people), Production Occupations (1,567 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,488 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pike County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.34 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.93 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pike County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($116,458), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,921), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,976).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14k

2017 Value

± 890

0.0571%

1 Year growth

± 8.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pike County, MS grew at a rate of 0.0571%, from 14k employees to 14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pike County, MS, are Manufacturing (2,076 people), Retail Trade (2,004 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,689 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pike County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Pike 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 Pike County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,076 people), Retail Trade (2,004 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,689 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pike County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.44 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.01 times), and Manufacturing (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pike County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,056), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,469), and Utilities ($40,662).

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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

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

85.8% of the population of Pike County, MS has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 27.4% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Pike County, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Pike County, MS see 2350 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year (2108 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1983 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 296 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

2,350 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pike County, MS see an average of 2,350 patients per year. This represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year (2,108 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pike County, MS in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

14.2%

Uninsured

34.2%

Employer Coverage

27.4%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pike County, MS declined by 8.54% from 15.5% to 14.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pike 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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Diversity

Pike County, MS is home to a population of 39.8k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.571% of Pike County, MS residents were born outside of the country (227 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pike County, MS is composed of 21.1k Black or African American Alone residents (53.1%), 17.5k White Alone residents (44%), 622 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.56%), 191 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.48%), 187 Asian Alone residents (0.47%), 161 Two or More Races residents (0.405%), 18 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0453%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0126%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pike County, MS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pike County, MS was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Pike County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pike County, MS residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.571%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

227 people

0.841%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

336 people

As of 2017, 0.571% of Pike County, MS residents (227 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pike County, MS was 0.841%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Pike County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pike County, MS was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    21.1k ± 64

  2. White Alone

    17.5k ± 27

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    622 ± 289

In 2017, there were 1.21 times more Black or African American Alone residents (21.1k people) in Pike County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.5k White Alone and 622 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pike County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Pike County, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Pike County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pike County, MS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    811 ± 159

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    214 ± 108

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    179 ± 90

Pike County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pike County, MS awarded 486 degrees. The student population of Pike County, MS is skewed towards women, with 796 male students and 1,121 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pike County, MS are White (272 and 56%), followed by Black or African American (187 and 38.5%), Unknown (18 and 3.7%), and Asian (2 and 0.412%).

The largest universities in Pike County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Southwest Mississippi Community College (486 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pike County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (172 and 35.4%), Registered Nursing (55 and 11.3%), and Other Industrial Production Technology (31 and 6.38%).

The median tuition costs in Pike County, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 172 degrees awarded

  2. 55 degrees awarded

  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pike County, MS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 172 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

486 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pike County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwest Mississippi Community College with 486 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

198

Degrees Awarded to Men

288

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 198 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pike County, MS, which is 0.688 times less than the 288 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    272 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    187 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    18 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pike County, MS were to White students. These 272 degrees mean that there were 1.45 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 187 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pike County, MS was $87,500 in 2017, which is 0.402 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $87,600 to $87,500, a 0.114% decrease. The homeownership rate in Pike County, MS is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pike County, MS have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pike County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$30,949

Median Household Income

± $1,440

15k

Number of Households

± 861

In 2017, the median household income of the 15k households in Pike County, MS declined from $30,949 from the previous year's value of $31,511.

The following chart displays the households in Pike 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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Housing

Property Value

$87,500

2017 Median

± $3,423

$87,600

2016 Median

± $4,798

In 2017, the median property value in Pike County, MS declined from to $87,500 from the previous year's value of $87,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pike 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 Pike County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.4%

2017 Homeownership

68.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.4% of the housing units in Pike County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pike County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pike County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

24 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pike County, MS have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.92% of the workforce in Pike County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.79%

  3. Other

    3.58%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pike County, MS was Drove Alone (85.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.79%) and those who Other (3.58%).

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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