Prentiss County, MS

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2020 Population
25,155
0.396% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.4
0.51% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
20.1%
8.35% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,163
2.31% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$95,300
2.8% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
10,363
6.24% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Prentiss County, MS had a population of 25.2k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $40,163. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Prentiss County, MS declined from 25,255 to 25,155, a −0.396% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,256 to $40,163, a 2.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prentiss County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.77%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.82%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), and White (Hispanic) (1.06%).

None of the households in Prentiss 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.

98.4% of the residents in Prentiss County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prentiss County, MS are Northeast Mississippi Community College (805 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Prentiss County, MS was $95,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%.

Most people in Prentiss County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Prentiss County, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Prentiss County, MS is home to a population of 25.2k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.33% of Prentiss County, MS residents were born outside of the country (587 people).

In 2020, there were 8.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.5k people) in Prentiss County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 960 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2020 Citizenship
98.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.4% of Prentiss County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Prentiss County, MS was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Prentiss County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.5k ± 197
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.46k ± 468
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    960 ± 285
1.51%
Hispanic Population
379 people

In 2020, there were 8.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.5k people) in Prentiss County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 960 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.51% of the people in Prentiss County, MS are hispanic (379 people).

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

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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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Foreign-Born Population

2.33%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
587 people
1.96%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
496 people

As of 2020, 2.33% of Prentiss County, MS residents (587 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 Prentiss County, MS was 1.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    411 ± 156
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    335 ± 192
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    109 ± 80

Prentiss County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Prentiss County, MS employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Prentiss County, MS are Manufacturing (2,715 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,465 people), and Educational Services (1,034 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,924), Transportation & Warehousing ($60,042), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,018).

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.

Occupations

10.4k
2020 Value
± 888
6.24%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Prentiss County, MS grew at a rate of 6.24%, from 9.75k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prentiss County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,506 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (979 people), and Transportation Occupations (808 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prentiss County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.4k
2020 Value
± 888
6.24%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Prentiss County, MS grew at a rate of 6.24%, from 9.75k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prentiss County, MS, are Manufacturing (2,715 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,465 people), and Educational Services (1,034 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prentiss County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Prentiss 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

$32,693
Median earning men ± $1,980
$27,577
Median earning women ± $3,350

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,793), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,612), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,309).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($63,125), Construction ($41,190), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($33,676).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 177
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 171
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 151
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $246k
    Manufacturing
  2. $46.7k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $28.4k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Prentiss County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 78.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.658%).

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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In 2020, universities in Prentiss County, MS awarded 805 degrees. The student population of Prentiss County, MS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,233 male students and 2,010 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prentiss County, MS are White (644 and 80%), followed by Black or African American (127 and 15.8%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 2.24%), and Asian (6 and 0.745%).

The largest universities in Prentiss County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Mississippi Community College (805 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Prentiss County, MS are General Studies (477 and 59.3%), Registered Nursing (84 and 10.4%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (28 and 3.48%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,243 students enrolled in Prentiss County, MS, 38% men and 62% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,471 records, of which 63.4% were women and 36.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 477 degree-majors awarded
  2. 84 degree-majors awarded
  3. 18 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Prentiss County, MS was General Studies with 477 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
805 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Mississippi Community College with 805 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 284 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prentiss County, MS, which is 0.545 times less than the 521 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 644 degrees mean that there were 5.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 127 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,470) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($566) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($150) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.876% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (691k), Some college (559k), and Secondary Education (417k).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Prentiss County, MS was $95,300 in 2020, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $92,700 to $95,300, a 2.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Prentiss County, MS is 73.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Prentiss County, MS have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Prentiss County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2021, 11.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Prentiss County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.836%.

Property

$95,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,682
$6,844
Median Property Taxes
±$644

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

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

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Rent vs Own

73.9%
Homeownership
2020
66.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.9% of the housing units in Prentiss County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9505

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

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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.
$40,163
Median Household Income
± $4,406
9.26k
Number of Households
± 778

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.26k households in Prentiss County, MS grew to $40,163 from the previous year's value of $39,256.

The following chart displays the households in Prentiss 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 Prentiss 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (88.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.51%)
  3. Worked At Home (2%)

In 2020, 88.1% of workers in Prentiss County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.51%) and those who worked at home (2%).

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

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prentiss County, MS have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.48% of the workforce in Prentiss 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 Prentiss County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Prentiss County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 11.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Prentiss County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.836%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prentiss County, MS (4.83k out of 24.1k 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 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prentiss County, MS is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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 2021, 22.9% of the children was living in poverty in Prentiss County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 10.2%.

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90.7% of the population of Prentiss County, MS has health coverage, with 43.7% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.04% 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 Prentiss County, MS see 2532 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.8% decrease from the previous year (2807 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2284 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 931 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,532 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Prentiss County, MS

Primary care physicians in Prentiss County, MS see an average of 2,532 patients per year. This represents a 9.8% decrease from the previous year (2,807 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.35%
Uninsured
43.7%
Employer Coverage
20.2%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prentiss County, MS declined by 22.3% from 12% to 9.35%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 84 in Prentiss County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 37.8% in Prentiss County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.2% in Prentiss County, MS.

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