Scott County, MS

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2020 Population
28,288
0.155% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.7
0.824% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
24.7%
3.25% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$39,971
14.4% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$78,500
10.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Scott County, MS had a population of 28.3k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $39,971. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Scott County, MS declined from 28,332 to 28,288, a −0.155% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,943 to $39,971, a 14.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.7%), White (Hispanic) (6.64%), Other (Hispanic) (4.2%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.26%).

None of the households in Scott 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.

94.8% of the residents in Scott County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Scott County, MS was $78,500, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Scott County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Scott County, MS is home to a population of 28.3k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.82% of Scott County, MS residents were born outside of the country (1.65k people).

In 2020, there were 1.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.9k people) in Scott County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.88k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2020 Citizenship
93.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.8% of Scott County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, MS was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.9k ± 25
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 221
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.88k ± 488
11.3%
Hispanic Population
3.19k people

In 2020, there were 1.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.9k people) in Scott County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.88k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.3% of the people in Scott County, MS are hispanic (3.19k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.82%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.65k people
7.23%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.05k people

As of 2020, 5.82% of Scott County, MS residents (1.65k 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 Scott County, MS was 7.23%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    323 ± 150
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    305 ± 176
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    184 ± 96

Scott County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Scott County, MS employs 11.4k people. The largest industries in Scott County, MS are Manufacturing (3,150 people), Retail Trade (1,503 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,132 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,531), Finance & Insurance ($45,818), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,494).

Occupations

11.4k
2020 Value
± 918
1.7%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Scott County, MS grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 11.2k employees to 11.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,534 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,139 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,133 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.4k
2020 Value
± 918
1.7%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Scott County, MS grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 11.2k employees to 11.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, MS, are Manufacturing (3,150 people), Retail Trade (1,503 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,132 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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

$33,243
Median earning men ± $4,337
$24,074
Median earning women ± $4,457

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($65,647), Public Administration ($48,594), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,021).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,136), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,463), and Construction ($36,685).

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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. 139
    Retail Trade
  2. 122
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 111
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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 Scott County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 58.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.3%), followed by Other (0.745%).

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 Scott County, MS was $78,500 in 2020, which is 0.342 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $71,300 to $78,500, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, MS is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Scott County, MS have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scott County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scott County, MS is $39,971. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Scott County, MS was Census Tract 205 with a value of $45,022, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $40,137 and $38,750.

Property

$78,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,344
$7,426
Median Property Taxes
±$674

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

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

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2020
61.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.6% of the housing units in Scott County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 205
  2. Census Tract 202
  3. Census Tract 206

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, MS was Census Tract 205 with a value of $45,022, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $40,137 and $38,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Scott 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.
$39,971
Median Household Income
± $5,729
10.2k
Number of Households
± 803

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.2k households in Scott County, MS grew to $39,971 from the previous year's value of $34,943.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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 Scott 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 (79%)
  2. Carpooled (14.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.72%)

In 2020, 79% of workers in Scott County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.2%) and those who worked at home (2.72%).

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

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, MS have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Scott 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 Scott County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scott County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, MS (6.89k out of 27.9k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scott 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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84.7% of the population of Scott County, MS has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 23.8% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.675% 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 Scott County, MS see 7072 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.4% increase from the previous year (5684 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2557 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5625 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% 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

7,072 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scott County, MS

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MS see an average of 7,072 patients per year. This represents a 24.4% increase from the previous year (5,684 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Scott 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 28.5% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

15.3%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
23.8%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
0.675%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, MS declined by 10.8% from 17.1% to 15.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Scott 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 120 in Scott 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 49.8% in Scott County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19.9% in Scott County, MS.

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