Sharkey County, MS

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2019 Population
4,404
2.37% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
41.2
2.14% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
27.4%
5.63% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$29,394
2.07% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$64,400
4.21% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
1,591
6.85% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Sharkey County, MS had a population of 4.4k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $29,394. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Sharkey County, MS declined from 4,511 to 4,404, a −2.37% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,799 to $29,394, a 2.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sharkey County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (74.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (25.1%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.136%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.114%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.114%). 0% of the households in Sharkey County, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.1% of the residents in Sharkey County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Sharkey County, MS was $64,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.1%. Most people in Sharkey County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sharkey County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Sharkey County, MS is home to a population of 4.4k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 0.999% of Sharkey County, MS residents were born outside of the country (44 people).

In 2019, there were 2.97 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.28k people) in Sharkey County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sharkey County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.28k ± 216
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.1k ± 113
  3. Other (Non-Hispanic)
    6 ± 12
0.114%
Hispanic Population
5 people

In 2019, there were 2.97 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.28k people) in Sharkey County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6 Other (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.114% of the people in Sharkey County, MS are hispanic (5 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.999%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
44 people
1.68%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
76 people

As of 2019, 0.999% of Sharkey County, MS residents (44 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sharkey County, MS was 1.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.1
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 10.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Sharkey County, MS was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Sharkey County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Sharkey County, MS residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    20,974 ± 3,543 people
  2. India
    5,148 ± 1,760 people
  3. Vietnam
    3,866 ± 1,526 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 20,974 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,148 and Vietnam with 3,866.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2019 Citizenship
98.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.1% of Sharkey County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Sharkey County, MS was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    61 ± 42
  2. Vietnam
    41 ± 40
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    25 ± 28

Sharkey County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Mississippi (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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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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Economy

Median household income in Sharkey County, MS is $29,394. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Sharkey County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $33,315, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $26,828 and N/A.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,310. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Sharkey County, MS employs 1.59k people. The largest industries in Sharkey County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (246 people), Educational Services (231 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (189 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,568), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($45,568), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($42,143).

Wages

Median Household Income

$29,394
2019 value
± $3,385
2.07%
1 Year Growth
± 19.2%

Households in Sharkey County, MS have a median annual income of $29,394, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $28,799 in 2018, which represents a 2.07% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,021
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,808
$39,310
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,236

In 2019, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Mississippi
  1. Asian
    $48,743 ± $12,305
  2. White
    $48,350 ± $1,460
  3. Other
    $36,365 ± $10,998

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mississippi.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sharkey County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2019, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.611% growth from 2018 to 2019, 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sharkey County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $33,315, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $26,828 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sharkey County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sharkey County, MS (1.18k out of 4.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    1,162 ± 218
  2. White
    10 ± 64
  3. Other
    6 ± 66

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

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

1.59k
2019 Value
± 226
6.85%
1 Year growth
± 19.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Sharkey County, MS grew at a rate of 6.85%, from 1.49k employees to 1.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sharkey County, MS, are Management Occupations (237 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (170 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (127 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sharkey County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sharkey County, MS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (237 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (170 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (127 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sharkey County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.09 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.44 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.09 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sharkey County, MS, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,750), Community & Social Service Occupations ($56,250), and Management Occupations ($50,288).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.59k
2019 Value
± 226
6.85%
1 Year growth
± 19.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Sharkey County, MS grew at a rate of 6.85%, from 1.49k employees to 1.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sharkey County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (246 people), Educational Services (231 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (189 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sharkey County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Sharkey 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 Sharkey County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (246 people), Educational Services (231 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (189 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sharkey County, MS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.1 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.3 times), and Educational Services (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sharkey County, MS, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,568), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($45,568), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($42,143).

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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. $33.5B
  2. $26.7B
  3. $14B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $33.5B, followed by Textiles/leather ($26.7B) and Mixed freight ($14B).

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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$198B
2018 Value in Mississippi
$331B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
66.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Mississippi trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 66.9% to $331B 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. $31.4B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $14.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $31.4B, followed by Tennessee with $15.1B and Louisiana and $14.8B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Sharkey County, MS went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 67.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.6%), followed by Other (0.868%). The most partisan county was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Sharkey County, MS
67.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Mississippi was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Mississippi colored by their party leaning.

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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 after Thad Cochran's resignation.

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sharkey County, MS was $64,400 in 2019, which is 0.268 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $61,800 to $64,400, a 4.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Sharkey County, MS is 64.1%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Sharkey County, MS have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sharkey County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$64,400
2019 Median
± $6,077
$61,800
2018 Median
± $8,227

In 2019, the median property value in Sharkey County, MS grew to to $64,400 from the previous year's value of $61,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sharkey 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 Sharkey County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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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.
$29,394
Median Household Income
± $3,385
1.75k
Number of Households
± 240

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.75k households in Sharkey County, MS grew to $29,394 from the previous year's value of $28,799.

The following chart displays the households in Sharkey 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.1%
2019 Homeownership
66.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 64.1% of the housing units in Sharkey County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sharkey County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sharkey County, MS have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.94% of the workforce in Sharkey County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (86.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.75%)
  3. Walked (2.39%)

In 2019, 86.5% of workers in Sharkey County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.75%) and those who walked to work (2.39%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

82.2% of the population of Sharkey County, MS has health coverage, with 26.9% on employee plans, 33.7% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 7.35% on non-group plans, and 1.21% 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).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (24.6%). Additionally, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Mississippi
$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

17.8%
Uninsured
26.9%
Employer Coverage
33.7%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
7.35%
Non-Group
1.21%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sharkey County, MS declined by 9.12% from 19.6% to 17.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sharkey 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. 24.6% prevalence
  2. 24.3% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 24.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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