Tate County, MS

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2022 Population
28,094
0.103% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.3
1.54% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.7%
9.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,286
11.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$163,700
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
11,953
0.445% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tate County, MS had a population of 28.1k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $61,286. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tate County, MS declined from 28,123 to 28,094, a −0.103% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,839 to $61,286, a 11.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tate County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.71%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.367%).

None of the households in Tate County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

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

The largest universities in Tate County, MS are Northwest Mississippi Community College (1,704 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Tate County, MS was $163,700, and the homeownership rate was 73.7%.

Most people in Tate County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Tate County, MS was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Tate County, MS is home to a population of 28.1k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.23% of Tate County, MS residents were born outside of the country (345 people).

In 2022, there were 2.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18k people) in Tate County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.54k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 762 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Tate County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tate County, MS was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tate County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18k ± 16
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.54k ± 251
  3. White (Hispanic)
    762 ± 116
3.37%
Hispanic Population
946 people

In 2022, there were 2.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18k people) in Tate County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.54k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 762 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.37% of the people in Tate County, MS are hispanic (946 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.23%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
345 people
1.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
337 people

As of 2022, 1.23% of Tate County, MS residents (345 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tate County, MS was 1.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    383 ± 160
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    226 ± 139
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    163 ± 132

Tate County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tate County, MS employs 12k people. The largest industries in Tate County, MS are Transportation & Warehousing (1,375 people), Manufacturing (1,265 people), and Retail Trade (1,250 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,074), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,999), and Wholesale Trade ($56,419).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12k
2022 Value
± 915
0.445%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tate County, MS grew at a rate of 0.445%, from 11.9k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tate County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,584 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,207 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (901 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tate County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12k
2022 Value
± 915
0.445%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tate County, MS grew at a rate of 0.445%, from 11.9k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tate County, MS, are Transportation & Warehousing (1,375 people), Manufacturing (1,265 people), and Retail Trade (1,250 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tate County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Tate 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

$47,024
Median earning men ± $4,487
$28,793
Median earning women ± $3,901

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($139,732), Wholesale Trade ($68,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,708).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($55,975), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,188), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($35,156).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

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. 122
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 120
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 98
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tate County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 66.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.9%), followed by Other (0.909%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tate County, MS awarded 1,704 degrees. The student population of Tate County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,686 male students and 4,512 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tate County, MS are White (1,005 and 59%), followed by Black or African American (558 and 32.7%), Hispanic or Latino (84 and 4.93%), and Two or More Races (30 and 1.76%).

The largest universities in Tate County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Mississippi Community College (1,704 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Tate County, MS are General Studies (705 and 41.4%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (114 and 6.69%), and Registered Nursing (106 and 6.22%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 7,198 students enrolled in Tate County, MS, 37.3% men and 62.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,952 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 705 degrees awarded
  2. 106 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tate County, MS was General Studies with 705 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tate County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,704 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Mississippi Community College with 1,704 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 624 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tate County, MS, which is 0.578 times less than the 1,080 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,005 degrees mean that there were 1.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 558 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($260) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,850) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tate County, MS was $163,700 in 2022, which is 0.581 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $148,300 to $163,700, a 10.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Tate County, MS is 73.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tate County, MS have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tate County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tate County, MS is $61,286. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tate County, MS was Census Tract 9503.02 with a value of $65,363, followed by Census Tract 9503.01 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $51,658 and $49,364.

In 2022, 16.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tate County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0021%.

Property

$163,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,954
$7,735
Median Property Taxes
±$746

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

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

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Rent vs Own

73.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.7% of the housing units in Tate County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503.02
  2. Census Tract 9503.01
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tate County, MS was Census Tract 9503.02 with a value of $65,363, followed by Census Tract 9503.01 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $51,658 and $49,364.

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

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Household Income

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$61,286
Median Household Income
± $5,072
10.5k
Number of Households
± 865

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Tate County, MS grew to $61,286 from the previous year's value of $54,839.

The following chart displays the households in Tate 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tate County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (91.4%)
  2. Carpooled (4.55%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.59%)

In 2022, 91.4% of workers in Tate County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (4.55%) and those who worked at home (2.59%).

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

32.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tate County, MS have a longer commute time (32.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.45% of the workforce in Tate 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 Tate County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tate County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tate County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0021%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tate County, MS (4.35k out of 26.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tate 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.1% of the children was living in poverty in Tate County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.9%.

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Health

87.1% of the population of Tate County, MS has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 8.25% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tate County, MS see 3540 patients per year on average, which represents a 26.1% decrease from the previous year (4793 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3171 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5708 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,540 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tate County, MS

Primary care physicians in Tate County, MS see an average of 3,540 patients per year. This represents a 26.1% decrease from the previous year (4,793 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.9%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
22.2%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
8.25%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tate County, MS grew by 3.91% from 12.4% to 12.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tate 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 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 112 in Tate County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 40.8% in Tate County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.5% in Tate County, MS.

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