Winston County, MS

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2021 Population
17,846
1.49% 1-year decline
2021 Median Age
41.9
0.964% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
25.4%
5.83% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$39,725
1.9% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$101,600
5.07% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Winston County, MS had a population of 17.8k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $39,725. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Winston County, MS declined from 18,116 to 17,846, a −1.49% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,986 to $39,725, a 1.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Winston County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (47.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.936%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.717%), and White (Hispanic) (0.426%).

None of the households in Winston 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.

100% of the residents in Winston County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Winston County, MS was $101,600, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%.

Most people in Winston County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Winston County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Winston County, MS borders .

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Winston County, MS is home to a population of 17.8k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2021, 0.0672% of Winston County, MS residents were born outside of the country (12 people).

In 2021, there were 1.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.87k people) in Winston County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 167 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2021 Citizenship
99.7%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 100% of Winston County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Winston County, MS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Winston County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.87k ± 22
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.43k ± 148
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    167 ± 121
1.36%
Hispanic Population
243 people

In 2021, there were 1.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.87k people) in Winston County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 167 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.36% of the people in Winston County, MS are hispanic (243 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.0672%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12 people
0.546%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
99 people

As of 2021, 0.0672% of Winston County, MS residents (12 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Winston County, MS was 0.546%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    419 ± 128
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    116 ± 77
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    99 ± 68

Winston County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Winston County, MS employs 6.56k people. The largest industries in Winston County, MS are Manufacturing (1,330 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (808 people), and Retail Trade (689 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,602), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,500), and Utilities ($61,927).

Occupations

6.56k
2021 Value
± 601
−4.04%
1 Year decline
± 13.2%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Winston County, MS declined at a rate of −4.04%, from 6.83k employees to 6.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Winston County, MS, are Production Occupations (819 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (722 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (622 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Winston County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.56k
2021 Value
± 601
−4.04%
1 Year decline
± 13.2%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Winston County, MS declined at a rate of −4.04%, from 6.83k employees to 6.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Winston County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,330 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (808 people), and Retail Trade (689 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Winston County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Winston 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

$35,767
Median earning men ± $4,583
$27,189
Median earning women ± $3,075

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,276), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,401), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,953).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Construction ($100,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,570), and Public Administration ($52,981).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 112
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 106
    Retail Trade
  3. 93
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Winston County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 55.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.7%), followed by Other (0.466%).

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.976% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (683k), Some college (549k), and Secondary Education (407k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Winston County, MS was $101,600 in 2021, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $96,700 to $101,600, a 5.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Winston County, MS is 73.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Winston County, MS have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Winston County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Winston County, MS is $39,725. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Winston County, MS was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $46,690, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $42,992 and $38,862.

Property

$101,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$8,835
$5,016
Median Property Taxes
±$453

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

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

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
Homeownership
2021
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 73.3% of the housing units in Winston County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Winston County, MS was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $46,690, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $42,992 and $38,862.

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

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Household Income

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$39,725
Median Household Income
± $4,749
6.84k
Number of Households
± 599

In 2021, the median household income of the 6.84k households in Winston County, MS grew to $39,725 from the previous year's value of $38,986.

The following chart displays the households in Winston County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Winston County, MS is from Winston County, MS.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.08%)
  3. Other (3.04%)

In 2021, 83.8% of workers in Winston County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.08%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (3.04%).

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

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Winston County, MS have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.19% of the workforce in Winston 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 Winston County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Winston County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Winston County, MS (4.4k out of 17.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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87.4% of the population of Winston County, MS has health coverage, with 32.1% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Winston County, MS see 2992 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (3028 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4461 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.2% were men and 53.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,992 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Winston County, MS

Primary care physicians in Winston County, MS see an average of 2,992 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (3,028 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.2% were men and 53.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
32.1%
Employer Coverage
26.1%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Winston County, MS declined by 3.04% from 13% to 12.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 85.7 in Winston 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 43.8% in Winston County, MS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17% in Winston County, MS.

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