Stone County, MS

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2022 Population
18,360
0.0218% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
1.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.8%
12.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,894
10% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$164,400
9.24% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,802
4.67% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Stone County, MS had a population of 18.4k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $55,894. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Stone County, MS grew from 18,356 to 18,360, a 0.0218% increase and its median household income grew from $50,807 to $55,894, a 10% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stone County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.47%), White (Hispanic) (1.69%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.512%).

None of the households in Stone 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.

99.9% of the residents in Stone County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stone County, MS are Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (3,406 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Stone County, MS was $164,400, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%.

Most people in Stone County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35 minutes. The average car ownership in Stone County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Stone County, MS is home to a population of 18.4k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.474% of Stone County, MS residents were born outside of the country (87 people).

In 2022, there were 4.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Stone County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 821 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Stone County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Stone County, MS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stone County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 83
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.96k ± 344
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    821 ± 313
2.3%
Hispanic Population
422 people

In 2022, there were 4.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Stone County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 821 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.3% of the people in Stone County, MS are hispanic (422 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Stone 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

0.474%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
87 people
1.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
209 people

As of 2022, 0.474% of Stone County, MS residents (87 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 Stone County, MS was 1.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    356 ± 164
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    327 ± 178
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    246 ± 140

Stone County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Stone County, MS employs 6.8k people. The largest industries in Stone County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,094 people), Retail Trade (1,075 people), and Construction (882 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,691), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,490), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($73,490).

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

6.8k
2022 Value
± 801
−4.67%
1 Year decline
± 17.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stone County, MS declined at a rate of −4.67%, from 7.14k employees to 6.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stone County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (694 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (621 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (607 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stone County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.8k
2022 Value
± 801
−4.67%
1 Year decline
± 17.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stone County, MS declined at a rate of −4.67%, from 7.14k employees to 6.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stone County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,094 people), Retail Trade (1,075 people), and Construction (882 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stone County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Stone 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

$50,280
Median earning men ± $4,580
$22,031
Median earning women ± $4,303

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,490), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($64,825), and Manufacturing ($56,997).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,250), Manufacturing ($57,689), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,779).

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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. 93
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 88
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 71
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Stone County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 75.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.724%).

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 Stone County, MS awarded 3,406 degrees. The student population of Stone County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,996 male students and 4,849 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stone County, MS are White (2,021 and 59.3%), followed by Black or African American (746 and 21.9%), Unknown (233 and 6.84%), and Hispanic or Latino (162 and 4.76%).

The largest universities in Stone County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (3,406 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Stone County, MS are General Health Services (280 and 8.22%), Other Industrial Production Technology (243 and 7.13%), and General Business (173 and 5.08%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 7,845 students enrolled in Stone County, MS, 38.2% men and 61.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,143 records, of which 61.5% were women and 38.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 280 degrees awarded
  2. 173 degrees awarded
  3. 126 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Stone County, MS was General Health Services with 280 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,406 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with 3,406 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,560 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stone County, MS, which is 0.845 times less than the 1,846 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 2,021 degrees mean that there were 2.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 746 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($650) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,075) 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 Stone County, MS was $164,400 in 2022, which is 0.583 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $150,500 to $164,400, a 9.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Stone County, MS is 77.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Stone County, MS have an average commute time of 35 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Stone County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Stone County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.41%.

Property

$164,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,970
$5,079
Median Property Taxes
±$630

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

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.9% of the housing units in Stone County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 201
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$55,894
Median Household Income
± $6,418
6.52k
Number of Households
± 707

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.52k households in Stone County, MS grew to $55,894 from the previous year's value of $50,807.

The following chart displays the households in Stone 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 Stone 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 (85.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.92%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.93%)

In 2022, 85.6% of workers in Stone County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.92%) and those who worked at home (2.93%).

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 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stone County, MS have a longer commute time (35 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 9.18% of the workforce in Stone 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 Stone County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stone County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Stone County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.41%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stone County, MS (3.66k out of 17.6k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stone 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, 23.6% of the children was living in poverty in Stone County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 175 in Stone County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 175 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.5% of the population of Stone County, MS has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 0.99% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Stone County, MS see 3667 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.03% decrease from the previous year (3743 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6120 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4590 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,667 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Stone County, MS

Primary care physicians in Stone County, MS see an average of 3,667 patients per year. This represents a 2.03% decrease from the previous year (3,743 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Stone 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 24.6% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.5%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
20.7%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
0.99%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stone County, MS declined by 8.99% from 13.7% to 12.5%.

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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 N/A in Stone County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

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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 41.7% in Stone 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 17.2% in Stone County, MS.

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