Harrison County, MS

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2020 Population
206,169
0.815% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.5
0.829% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.2%
9.56% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,547
1.36% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$157,900
4.92% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
88,366
4.09% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Harrison County, MS had a population of 206k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $48,547. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Harrison County, MS grew from 204,502 to 206,169, a 0.815% increase and its median household income grew from $47,894 to $48,547, a 1.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.7%), White (Hispanic) (3.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.35%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%).

None of the households in Harrison 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.

98.1% of the residents in Harrison County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrison County, MS are Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (168 degrees awarded in 2020) and Chris Beauty College (58 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Harrison County, MS was $157,900, and the homeownership rate was 57.7%. Most people in Harrison County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Harrison County, MS is home to a population of 206k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.13% of Harrison County, MS residents were born outside of the country (8.51k people).

In 2020, there were 2.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (131k people) in Harrison County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.99k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    131k ± 174
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    50.8k ± 892
  3. White (Hispanic)
    6.99k ± 554
5.47%
Hispanic Population
11.3k people

In 2020, there were 2.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (131k people) in Harrison County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.99k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.47% of the people in Harrison County, MS are hispanic (11.3k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
8.51k people
4.46%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
9.13k people

As of 2020, 4.13% of Harrison County, MS residents (8.51k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harrison County, MS was 4.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.3

In 2020, the median age of all people in Harrison County, MS was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Harrison County, MS are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Harrison County, MS residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    18,827 ± 3,358 people
  2. India
    5,246 ± 1,777 people
  3. Vietnam
    4,118 ± 1,574 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 18,827 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,246 and Vietnam with 4,118.

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Citizenship

98.1%
2020 Citizenship
97.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.1% of Harrison County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison County, MS was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,453 ± 876
  2. Vietnam
    6,456 ± 656
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,086 ± 581

Harrison County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Mississippi (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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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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Economy

Median household income in Harrison County, MS is $48,547. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Harrison County, MS was Census Tract 16 with a value of $97,946, followed by Census Tract 9 and Census Tract 29, with respective values of $85,000 and $78,000.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,621. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Harrison County, MS employs 88.4k people. The largest industries in Harrison County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,552 people), Retail Trade (9,359 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (9,199 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($150,498), Utilities ($62,739), and Wholesale Trade ($47,698).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,547
2020 value
± $1,801
1.36%
1 Year Growth
± 4.66%

Households in Harrison County, MS have a median annual income of $48,547, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,894 in 2019, which represents a 1.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$57,157
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,903
$40,621
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,341

In 2020, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Mississippi
  1. Asian
    $52,156 ± $14,671
  2. White
    $50,023 ± $1,531
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $49,296 ± $37,976

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mississippi.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrison County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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 16
  2. Census Tract 9
  3. Census Tract 29

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison County, MS was Census Tract 16 with a value of $97,946, followed by Census Tract 9 and Census Tract 29, with respective values of $85,000 and $78,000.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison County, MS (36.4k out of 200k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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. White
    16,701 ± 1,073
  2. Black
    16,354 ± 1,050
  3. Hispanic
    2,588 ± 406

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrison County, MS is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

88.4k
2020 Value
± 2,825
4.09%
1 Year growth
± 4.13%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Harrison County, MS grew at a rate of 4.09%, from 84.9k employees to 88.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (9,440 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,855 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (7,610 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harrison County, MS, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (9,440 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,855 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (7,610 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.1 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.58 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harrison County, MS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,419), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,984), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,556).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

88.4k
2020 Value
± 2,825
4.09%
1 Year growth
± 4.13%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Harrison County, MS grew at a rate of 4.09%, from 84.9k employees to 88.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,552 people), Retail Trade (9,359 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (9,199 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Harrison 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 Harrison County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,552 people), Retail Trade (9,359 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (9,199 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, MS has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.66 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.65 times), and Utilities (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harrison County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($150,498), Utilities ($62,739), and Wholesale Trade ($47,698).

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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. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

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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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

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. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Harrison County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 61.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.958%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Harrison County, MS
61.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 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 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 2020, universities in Harrison County, MS awarded 226 degrees. The student population of Harrison County, MS is skewed towards women, with 41 male students and 377 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrison County, MS are Black or African American (101 and 44.7%), followed by White (96 and 42.5%), Asian (15 and 6.64%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 3.54%).

The largest universities in Harrison County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (168 and 74.3%) and Chris Beauty College (58 and 25.7%).

The most popular majors in Harrison County, MS are Medical Assistant (75 and 33.2%), General Cosmetology (62 and 27.4%), and Massage Therapy (22 and 9.73%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 62 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 13 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 75 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Harrison County, MS was General Cosmetology with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Harrison County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 168 degrees awarded
  2. 58 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Harrison County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Cliff College-Gulfport with 168 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

27
Degrees Awarded to Men
199
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 27 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrison County, MS, which is 0.136 times less than the 199 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Harrison County, MS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    101 degrees awarded
  2. White
    96 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    15 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Harrison County, MS was Black or African American students. These 101 degrees mean that there were 1.05 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 96 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison County, MS was $157,900 in 2020, which is 0.687 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $150,500 to $157,900, a 4.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison County, MS is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Harrison County, MS have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harrison County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$157,900
2020 Median
± $3,996
$150,500
2019 Median
± $3,477

In 2020, the median property value in Harrison County, MS grew to to $157,900 from the previous year's value of $150,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harrison 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 Harrison County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k 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.
$48,547
Median Household Income
± $1,801
80.1k
Number of Households
± 2,453

In 2020, the median household income of the 80.1k households in Harrison County, MS grew to $48,547 from the previous year's value of $47,894.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Harrison County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrison County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.7%
2020 Homeownership
56.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 57.7% of the housing units in Harrison County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Harrison County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison County, MS have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.33% of the workforce in Harrison County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.57%)
  3. Walked (4%)

In 2020, 82.5% of workers in Harrison County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.57%) and those who walked to work (4%).

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 Harrison County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrison County, MS have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

85.5% of the population of Harrison County, MS has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 9.21% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 7.59% 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 Harrison County, MS see 1694 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.28% decrease from the previous year (1847 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1397 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 467 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (24.6%). Additionally, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,694 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harrison County, MS

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, MS see an average of 1,694 patients per year. This represents a 8.28% decrease from the previous year (1,847 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harrison County, MS 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

14.5%
Uninsured
35.4%
Employer Coverage
18.2%
Medicaid
9.21%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
7.59%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison County, MS declined by 4.65% from 15.2% to 14.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harrison 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. 24.6% prevalence
  2. 24.3% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 24.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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