Pike County, MS

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2020 Population
39,365
0.422% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.5
0.806% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
31.4%
4.85% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$32,726
2.96% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$95,800
0.314% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
13,693
1.95% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Pike County, MS had a population of 39.4k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $32,726. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Pike County, MS declined from 39,532 to 39,365, a −0.422% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,784 to $32,726, a 2.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pike County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (53.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (43%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.719%), Other (Hispanic) (0.638%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.506%).

None of the households in Pike 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.

99.5% of the residents in Pike County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pike County, MS are Southwest Mississippi Community College (512 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Pike County, MS was $95,800, and the homeownership rate was 68.3%.

Most people in Pike County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pike County, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Pike County, MS is home to a population of 39.4k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.04% of Pike County, MS residents were born outside of the country (409 people).

In 2020, there were 1.25 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Pike County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 283 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Pike County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Pike County, MS was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pike County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.2k ± 74
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.9k ± 29
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    283 ± 29
1.6%
Hispanic Population
628 people

In 2020, there were 1.25 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Pike County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 283 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.6% of the people in Pike County, MS are hispanic (628 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    18,827 ± 3,358 people
  2. India
    5,246 ± 1,777 people
  3. Vietnam
    4,118 ± 1,574 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 18,827 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,246 and Vietnam with 4,118.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.04%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
409 people
0.665%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
263 people

As of 2020, 1.04% of Pike County, MS residents (409 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 Pike County, MS was 0.665%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    799 ± 238
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    298 ± 168
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    251 ± 127

Pike County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Pike County, MS employs 13.7k people. The largest industries in Pike County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,563 people), Retail Trade (2,146 people), and Manufacturing (1,685 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,607), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,298), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,886).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,621. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.7k
2020 Value
± 966
−1.95%
1 Year decline
± 9.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pike County, MS declined at a rate of −1.95%, from 14k employees to 13.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pike County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,706 people), Production Occupations (1,316 people), and Material Moving Occupations (1,130 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pike County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.7k
2020 Value
± 966
−1.95%
1 Year decline
± 9.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Pike County, MS declined at a rate of −1.95%, from 14k employees to 13.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pike County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,563 people), Retail Trade (2,146 people), and Manufacturing (1,685 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,030
Median earning men ± $2,985
$22,005
Median earning women ± $3,295

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,814), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,643), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,339).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,797), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($32,422), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,250).

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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. 387
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 320
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 245
    Retail Trade

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $287k
    Manufacturing
  2. $204k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $75.5k
    Retail Trade

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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 Pike County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.9%), followed by Other (0.727%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Pike County, MS awarded 512 degrees. The student population of Pike County, MS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 713 male students and 1,175 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pike County, MS are White (259 and 50.9%), followed by Black or African American (226 and 44.4%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 1.57%), and Two or More Races (7 and 1.38%).

The largest universities in Pike County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Southwest Mississippi Community College (512 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pike County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (220 and 43%), Registered Nursing (82 and 16%), and Child Care Provider (27 and 5.27%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,888 students enrolled in Pike County, MS, 37.8% men and 62.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,037 records, of which 62.1% were women and 37.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 220 degree-majors awarded
  2. 82 degree-majors awarded
  3. 27 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pike County, MS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 220 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
512 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwest Mississippi Community College with 512 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 205 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pike County, MS, which is 0.668 times less than the 307 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 259 degrees mean that there were 1.15 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 226 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,980) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Pike County, MS was $95,800 in 2020, which is 0.417 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $95,500 to $95,800, a 0.314% increase. The homeownership rate in Pike County, MS is 68.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Pike County, MS have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pike County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pike County, MS is $32,726. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pike County, MS was Census Tract 9501.02 with a value of $44,421, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $38,581 and $38,542.

In 2021, 17.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pike County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.78%.

Property

$95,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,501
$9,945
Median Property Taxes
±$775

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pike County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.3%
Homeownership
2020
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.3% of the housing units in Pike County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501.02
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pike County, MS was Census Tract 9501.02 with a value of $44,421, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $38,581 and $38,542.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pike 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.
$32,726
Median Household Income
± $2,666
14.6k
Number of Households
± 948

In 2020, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Pike County, MS grew to $32,726 from the previous year's value of $31,784.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pike 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85%)
  2. Carpooled (9.18%)
  3. Other (2.87%)

In 2020, 85% of workers in Pike County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.18%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (2.87%).

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

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pike County, MS have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.81% of the workforce in Pike 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 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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 17.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pike County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.78%.

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Poverty & Diversity

31.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pike County, MS (12k out of 38.2k 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 Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 36.5% of the children was living in poverty in Pike County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.9%.

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86.5% of the population of Pike County, MS has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.586% 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 Pike County, MS see 2327 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.11% increase from the previous year (2193 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1786 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 234 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% 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

2,327 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pike County, MS

Primary care physicians in Pike County, MS see an average of 2,327 patients per year. This represents a 6.11% increase from the previous year (2,193 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 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 28% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

13.5%
Uninsured
36.3%
Employer Coverage
26.3%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
0.586%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pike County, MS declined by 2.15% from 13.8% to 13.5%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 72.7 in Pike 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 36.9% in Pike County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.1% in Pike County, MS.

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