Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS

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Population
176,061
0.301% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
Median Age
34.5

Poverty Rate
25.2%

Median Household Income
$40,201
4.98% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$110,400
8.24% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
67,984
0.151% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS had a population of 176k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $40,201. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS declined from 176,592 to 176,061, a -0.301% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,294 to $40,201, a 4.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (43.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.12%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.989%). 3.19% of the people in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are Mississippi State University (4,541 degrees awarded in 2017) and Mississippi University for Women (887 degrees).

The median property value in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS is $110,400, and the homeownership rate is 63.1%. Most people in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS is 2 cars per household.

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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Impact on Employment

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (40.1%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.19%). 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.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Mississippi
57.9% for the Republican 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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Diversity

Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS is home to a population of 176k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.01% of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS residents were born outside of the country (3.54k people).

In 2018, there were 1.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.9k people) in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 77.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.11k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are Spanish (2,265 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (834 speakers), and Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages (238 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    91.9k ± 66
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    77.1k ± 419
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.11k ± 144
1.54%
Hispanic Population
2.72k people

In 2018, there were 1.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.9k people) in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 77.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.11k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.54% of the people in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are hispanic (2.72k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,265 speakers (1.37%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    834 speakers (0.504%)
  3. Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages
    238 speakers (0.144%)

3.19% of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was Spanish. 1.37% of the overall population of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are native Spanish speakers. 0.504% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.144% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.01%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.54k people
2.32%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
4.12k people

As of 2018, 2.01% of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS residents (3.54k 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 Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was 2.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
32
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was 34.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS residents was 34.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    754 ± 673 people
  2. China
    541 ± 570 people
  3. Canada
    218 ± 362 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 754 Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS residents, followed by China with 541 and Canada with 218.

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Citizenship

98.7%
2018 Citizenship
98.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.7% of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,110 ± 333
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,832 ± 285
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,692 ± 282

Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS is $40,201. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS with a value of $71,561, followed by DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS and Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $68,385 and $63,082.

Males in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,377. The income inequality in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS employs 68k people. The largest industries in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,803 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,945 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,554 people), and the highest paying industries are Support activities for mining ($110,224), Legal services ($78,941), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($72,077).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,201
2018 value
± $1,080
4.98%
1 Year Growth
± 4.75%

Households in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS have a median annual income of $40,201, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,294 in 2017, which represents a 4.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$50,858
Average Male Salary in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS
± $6,630
$35,377
Average Female Salary in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS
± $4,696

In 2017, full-time male employees in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS
  1. White
    $44,513 ± $5,622
  2. Asian
    $40,206 ± $51,234
  3. American Indian
    $39,234 ± $58,175

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS workers was White. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

0.455
2017 Wage GINI in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS
0.465
2016 Wage GINI in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS

In 2017, the income inequality in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.21% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS with a value of $71,561, followed by DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS and Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $68,385 and $63,082.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, 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

25.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS (42.2k out of 168k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    26,311 ± 1,094
  2. White
    14,801 ± 852
  3. Asian
    565 ± 226

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS is Black, followed by White and Asian.

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

68k
2017 Value
-0.151%
1 Year decline
± -0.151%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS declined at a rate of -0.151%, from 68.1k employees to 68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS, are Postsecondary teachers (2,503 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,361 people), and Cashiers (2,061 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers (2,503 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,361 people), and Cashiers (2,061 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Logging workers (10.6 times higher than expected), Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists (10 times), and Crane & tower operators (8.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($174,012), Physicians & surgeons ($132,565), and Construction managers ($127,801).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68k
2017 Value
-0.151%
1 Year decline
± -0.151%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS declined at a rate of -0.151%, from 68.1k employees to 68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,803 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,945 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,554 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS, though some of these residents may live in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, 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 Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (5,803 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,945 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,554 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS has an unusually high number of Sawmills & wood preservation (11.2 times higher than expected), Logging (11.1 times), and U. S. Air Force (10.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS, by average salary, are Support activities for mining ($110,224), Legal services ($78,941), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($72,077).

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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 in Mississippi
$277B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS awarded 5,428 degrees. The student population of Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS is skewed towards women, with 11,579 male students and 13,093 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are White (4,044 and 77.3%), followed by Black or African American (997 and 19%), Asian (68 and 1.3%), and Two or More Races (58 and 1.11%).

The largest universities in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi State University (4,541 and 83.7%) and Mississippi University for Women (887 and 16.3%).

The most popular majors in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are Registered Nursing (475 and 8.75%), General Business Administration & Management (382 and 7.04%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (291 and 5.36%).

The median tuition costs in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,361 and $20,152 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 270 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 399 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 276 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 270 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,541 degrees awarded
  2. 887 degrees awarded
$7,361
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi State University with 4,541 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,366
Degrees Awarded to Men
3,062
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,366 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS, which is 0.773 times less than the 3,062 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,044 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    997 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    68 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Golden Triangle Region--Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS were to White students. These 4,044 degrees mean that there were 4.06 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 997 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was $110,400 in 2018, which is 0.481 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $102,000 to $110,400, a 8.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS is 63.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$110,400
2018 Median
± $3,650
$102,000
2017 Median
± $3,871

In 2018, the median property value in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS grew to to $110,400 from the previous year's value of $102,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, 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 Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$40,201
Median Household Income
± $1,080
66.6k
Number of Households
± 1,752

In 2018, the median household income of the 66.6k households in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS grew to $40,201 from the previous year's value of $38,294.

The following chart displays the households in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, 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 Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.1%
2018 Homeownership
63.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 63.1% of the housing units in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.7% of the workforce in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.8%
  2. Carpooled
    8.92%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.26%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.92%) and those who Worked At Home (3.26%).

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 Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.3% of the population of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 20.6% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.5% 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 Mississippi see 1883 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 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

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1,883 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,883 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1,896 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

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

11.7%
Uninsured
42.6%
Employer Coverage
20.6%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
2.5%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS declined by 11.8% from 13.3% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, 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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