Simpson County, MS

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Population

27,215

0.235% decline

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$37,591

0.821% growth

Poverty Rate

27.1%


Number of Employees

10,299

0.271% decline

Median Property Value

$86,800

3.21% growth

About

In 2017, Simpson County, MS had a population of 27.2k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $37,591. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Simpson County, MS declined from 27,279 to 27,215, a -0.235% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,285 to $37,591, a 0.821% increase.

The population of Simpson County, MS is 61.6% White Alone, 36.5% Black or African American Alone, and 1.07% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Simpson County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Simpson County, MS is $86,800, and the homeownership rate is 79%. Most people in Simpson County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 35.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Simpson County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Simpson County, MS employs 10.3k people. The largest industries in Simpson County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,955 people), Manufacturing (1,337 people), and Retail Trade (1,216 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($104,130), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,072), and Finance & Insurance ($50,022).

Median household income in Simpson County, MS is $37,591. Males in Simpson 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 Simpson County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,591

2017 value

± $2,878

0.821%

1 Year Growth

± 9.69%

Households in Simpson County, MS have a median annual income of $37,591, 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 $37,285 in 2016, which represents a 0.821% 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 Simpson 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.

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 9503

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Simpson County, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $42,523, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $36,655 and $35,558.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Simpson County, MS (7.23k out of 26.6k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    4,053 ± 455

  2. White

    3,037 ± 430

  3. Two Or More

    120 ± 129

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Simpson County, MS is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

10.3k

2017 Value

± 834

-0.271%

1 Year decline

± 11.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Simpson County, MS declined at a rate of -0.271%, from 10.3k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Simpson County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,170 people), Production Occupations (1,015 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (950 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Simpson County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Simpson County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,170 people), Production Occupations (1,015 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (950 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Simpson County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.93 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.85 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Simpson County, MS, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($60,096), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($48,851), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($48,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.3k

2017 Value

± 834

-0.271%

1 Year decline

± 11.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Simpson County, MS declined at a rate of -0.271%, from 10.3k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Simpson County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,955 people), Manufacturing (1,337 people), and Retail Trade (1,216 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Simpson County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Simpson 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 Simpson County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,955 people), Manufacturing (1,337 people), and Retail Trade (1,216 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Simpson County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.71 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.52 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Simpson County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($104,130), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,072), and Finance & Insurance ($50,022).

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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

85.3% of the population of Simpson County, MS has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 26.9% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Simpson County, MS see 2475 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.13% increase from the previous year (2289 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3845 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2990 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

2,475 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Simpson County, MS see an average of 2,475 patients per year. This represents a 8.13% increase from the previous year (2,289 patients).

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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

14.7%

Uninsured

34.2%

Employer Coverage

26.9%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.49%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Simpson County, MS declined by 8.95% from 16.2% to 14.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Simpson 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

Simpson County, MS is home to a population of 27.2k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.434% of Simpson County, MS residents were born outside of the country (118 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Simpson County, MS is composed of 16.8k White Alone residents (61.6%), 9.94k Black or African American Alone residents (36.5%), 292 Two or More Races residents (1.07%), 137 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.503%), 62 Asian Alone residents (0.228%), 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0257%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.011%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 24

In 2017, the median age of all people in Simpson County, MS was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Simpson County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Simpson County, MS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.434%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

118 people

0.777%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

212 people

As of 2017, 0.434% of Simpson County, MS residents (118 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 Simpson County, MS was 0.777%, 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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Simpson County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Simpson County, MS was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.8k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.94k ± 246

  3. Two or More Races

    292 ± 191

In 2017, there were 1.69 times more White Alone residents (16.8k people) in Simpson County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.94k Black or African American Alone and 292 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Simpson 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

    474 ± 142

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    337 ± 180

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    265 ± 128

Simpson County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Simpson County, MS was $86,800 in 2017, which is 0.399 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,100 to $86,800, a 3.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Simpson County, MS is 79%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Simpson County, MS have an average commute time of 35.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Simpson 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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$37,591

Median Household Income

± $2,878

9.32k

Number of Households

± 717

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.32k households in Simpson County, MS grew to $37,591 from the previous year's value of $37,285.

The following chart displays the households in Simpson 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

$86,800

2017 Median

± $6,344

$84,100

2016 Median

± $5,923

In 2017, the median property value in Simpson County, MS grew to to $86,800 from the previous year's value of $84,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Simpson 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 Simpson 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 Simpson County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Simpson County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

79%

2017 Homeownership

79.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79% of the housing units in Simpson County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Simpson 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 Simpson County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Simpson County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

35.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Simpson County, MS have a longer commute time (35.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.38% of the workforce in Simpson County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.76%

  3. Other

    1.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Simpson County, MS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Other.

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