Pike County, MS

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2022 Population
40,098
0.407% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
30.7%
3.38% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$40,131
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$115,900
17.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,883
1.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pike County, MS had a population of 40.1k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $40,131. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pike County, MS declined from 40,262 to 40,098, a −0.407% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,308 to $40,131, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pike County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (54%), White (Non-Hispanic) (42.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.11%), Other (Hispanic) (0.556%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.546%).

None of the households in Pike 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.

99.7% of the residents in Pike County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pike County, MS are Southwest Mississippi Community College (442 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pike County, MS was $115,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.1%.

Most people in Pike County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pike County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pike County, MS is home to a population of 40.1k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.726% of Pike County, MS residents were born outside of the country (291 people).

In 2022, there were 1.27 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.6k people) in Pike County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k White (Non-Hispanic) and 447 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Pike County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pike County, MS was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pike County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.6k ± 181
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17k ± 38
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    447 ± 199
1.6%
Hispanic Population
642 people

In 2022, there were 1.27 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.6k people) in Pike County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k White (Non-Hispanic) and 447 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.6% of the people in Pike County, MS are hispanic (642 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pike 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

0.726%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
291 people
0.765%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
308 people

As of 2022, 0.726% of Pike County, MS residents (291 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 Pike County, MS was 0.765%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    679 ± 206
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    368 ± 132
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    256 ± 143

Pike County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pike County, MS employs 14.9k people. The largest industries in Pike County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,909 people), Manufacturing (2,388 people), and Retail Trade (1,957 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,670), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,881), and Utilities ($49,318).

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

14.9k
2022 Value
± 1,065
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 9.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pike County, MS grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 14.6k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pike County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,891 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,553 people), and Transportation Occupations (1,152 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pike County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.9k
2022 Value
± 1,065
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 9.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pike County, MS grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 14.6k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pike County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,909 people), Manufacturing (2,388 people), and Retail Trade (1,957 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pike County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Pike 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

$40,730
Median earning men ± $3,647
$24,223
Median earning women ± $3,322

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,029), Information ($65,694), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,563).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($43,344), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,075), and Manufacturing ($32,636).

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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. 387
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 320
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 245
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pike County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.9%), followed by Other (0.727%).

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 Pike County, MS awarded 442 degrees. The student population of Pike County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 724 male students and 1,083 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pike County, MS are White (265 and 60.1%), followed by Black or African American (153 and 34.7%), Two or More Races (14 and 3.17%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.13%).

The largest universities in Pike County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Southwest Mississippi Community College (442 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pike County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (190 and 43%), Registered Nursing (72 and 16.3%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (30 and 6.79%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,807 students enrolled in Pike County, MS, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 909 records, of which 60.1% were women and 39.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 190 degrees awarded
  2. 72 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pike County, MS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 190 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
442 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwest Mississippi Community College with 442 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 145 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pike County, MS, which is 0.488 times less than the 297 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 265 degrees mean that there were 1.73 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 153 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($400) 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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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 Pike County, MS was $115,900 in 2022, which is 0.411 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $98,600 to $115,900, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Pike County, MS is 65.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pike County, MS have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pike County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pike County, MS is $40,131. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pike County, MS was Census Tract 9501.02 with a value of $58,914, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $50,927 and $44,519.

In 2022, 18.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pike County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.63%.

Property

$115,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,736
$9,597
Median Property Taxes
±$713

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

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Rent vs Own

65.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.1% of the housing units in Pike County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501.02
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pike County, MS was Census Tract 9501.02 with a value of $58,914, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $50,927 and $44,519.

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

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Household Income

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$40,131
Median Household Income
± $2,290
14.7k
Number of Households
± 1,028

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.7k households in Pike County, MS grew to $40,131 from the previous year's value of $36,308.

The following chart displays the households in Pike 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 Pike 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 (81.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Other (2.85%)

In 2022, 81.3% of workers in Pike County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (2.85%).

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pike County, MS have a shorter commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.06% of the workforce in Pike 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 Pike County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pike County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pike County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.63%.

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Poverty & Diversity

30.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pike County, MS (11.9k out of 38.7k 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 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

In 2022, 37.6% of the children was living in poverty in Pike County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.8%.

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Health

87.3% of the population of Pike County, MS has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 28.6% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pike County, MS see 2183 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.19% decrease from the previous year (2327 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1773 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 215 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.3% were men and 54.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,183 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pike County, MS

Primary care physicians in Pike County, MS see an average of 2,183 patients per year. This represents a 6.19% decrease from the previous year (2,327 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pike 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 28.1% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.3% were men and 54.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.7%
Uninsured
34.2%
Employer Coverage
28.6%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pike County, MS grew by 7.16% from 11.8% to 12.7%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 78.7 in Pike 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 47.3% in Pike County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16% in Pike County, MS.

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