Pearl River County, MS

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2022 Population
56,351
0.677% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
1.21% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.8%
8.82% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,220
0.678% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$167,700
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
23,210
2.25% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pearl River County, MS had a population of 56.4k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $54,220. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pearl River County, MS grew from 55,972 to 56,351, a 0.677% increase and its median household income grew from $53,855 to $54,220, a 0.678% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pearl River County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%), White (Hispanic) (1.31%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.882%).

None of the households in Pearl River 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.

99.4% of the residents in Pearl River County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pearl River County, MS are Pearl River Community College (1,231 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pearl River County, MS was $167,700, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%.

Most people in Pearl River County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pearl River County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pearl River County, MS is home to a population of 56.4k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.58% of Pearl River County, MS residents were born outside of the country (891 people).

In 2022, there were 6.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.3k people) in Pearl River County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.45k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Pearl River County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pearl River County, MS was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pearl River County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.3k ± 346
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.04k ± 180
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.45k ± 343
3.4%
Hispanic Population
1.92k people

In 2022, there were 6.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.3k people) in Pearl River County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.45k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.4% of the people in Pearl River County, MS are hispanic (1.92k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pearl River 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

1.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
891 people
1.49%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
832 people

As of 2022, 1.58% of Pearl River County, MS residents (891 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 Pearl River County, MS was 1.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,418 ± 292
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    814 ± 250
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    464 ± 150

Pearl River County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pearl River County, MS employs 23.2k people. The largest industries in Pearl River County, MS are Retail Trade (3,544 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,209 people), and Construction (2,426 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,875), Public Administration ($62,875), and Manufacturing ($57,904).

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

23.2k
2022 Value
± 1,434
2.25%
1 Year growth
± 8.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pearl River County, MS grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 22.7k employees to 23.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pearl River County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,349 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,282 people), and Management Occupations (1,645 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pearl River County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.2k
2022 Value
± 1,434
2.25%
1 Year growth
± 8.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pearl River County, MS grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 22.7k employees to 23.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pearl River County, MS, are Retail Trade (3,544 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,209 people), and Construction (2,426 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pearl River County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Pearl River 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

$46,468
Median earning men ± $2,834
$26,435
Median earning women ± $3,584

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,699), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,244), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,167).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($78,095), Public Administration ($45,179), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($34,894).

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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. 285
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 263
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 228
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pearl River County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 81.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.666%).

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.

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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 Pearl River County, MS awarded 1,231 degrees. The student population of Pearl River County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,907 male students and 3,555 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pearl River County, MS are White (801 and 65.1%), followed by Black or African American (340 and 27.6%), Unknown (44 and 3.57%), and Hispanic or Latino (27 and 2.19%).

The largest universities in Pearl River County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Pearl River Community College (1,231 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pearl River County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (589 and 47.8%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (84 and 6.82%), and Registered Nursing (82 and 6.66%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,462 students enrolled in Pearl River County, MS, 34.9% men and 65.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,414 records, of which 63% were women and 37% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 589 degrees awarded
  2. 82 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pearl River County, MS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 589 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,231 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pearl River Community College with 1,231 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 414 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pearl River County, MS, which is 0.507 times less than the 817 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 801 degrees mean that there were 2.36 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 340 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,250) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($250) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) 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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pearl River County, MS was $167,700 in 2022, which is 0.595 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $144,100 to $167,700, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Pearl River County, MS is 80.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pearl River County, MS have an average commute time of 35.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pearl River County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 12.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pearl River County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.68%.

Property

$167,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,176
$17,007
Median Property Taxes
±$1,166

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

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

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.3% of the housing units in Pearl River County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. Census Tract 9506

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

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Household Income

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$54,220
Median Household Income
± $4,942
21.2k
Number of Households
± 1,325

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.2k households in Pearl River County, MS grew to $54,220 from the previous year's value of $53,855.

The following chart displays the households in Pearl River 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pearl River 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 (77.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.73%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Pearl River County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (6.73%).

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

35.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pearl River County, MS have a longer commute time (35.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.29% of the workforce in Pearl River 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 Pearl River County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pearl River County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pearl River County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.68%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pearl River County, MS (8.66k out of 55k 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 65 - 74 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pearl River County, MS is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 21.9% of the children was living in poverty in Pearl River County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 14.8%.

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Health

86.9% of the population of Pearl River County, MS has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pearl River County, MS see 3702 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.271% increase from the previous year (3692 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5080 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1863 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,702 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pearl River County, MS

Primary care physicians in Pearl River County, MS see an average of 3,702 patients per year. This represents a 0.271% increase from the previous year (3,692 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pearl River 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 24.3% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.1%
Uninsured
36.4%
Employer Coverage
21%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pearl River County, MS grew by 2.27% from 12.8% to 13.1%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 85.6 in Pearl River 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 37% in Pearl River County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.5% in Pearl River County, MS.

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