Washington County, Mississippi Economic Alliance

Demographics

Demographic Summary for Washington County1

 

Percent

Value

 

Washington County, Mississippi

Mississippi

Washington County, Mississippi

Mississippi

Demographics

Population 47,231 2,967,297
Median Age3 35.3 36.0
Under 18 Years 28.0% 25.5% 14,337 755,555
18 to 24 Years 9.5% 10.3% 4,842 304,834
25 to 34 Years 12.2% 13.1% 6,229 387,253
35 to 44 Years 11.5% 12.6% 5,867 374,947
45 to 54 Years 14.1% 14.1% 7,193 416,976
55 to 64 Years 12.5% 11.7% 6,374 347,325
65 to 74 Years 6.8% 7.2% 3,489 214,469
75 Years, and Over 5.5% 5.6% 2,806 165,938
Race:  White 27.0% 59.1% 13,784 1,754,684
Race:  Black or African American 71.3% 37.0% 36,468 1,098,385
Race:  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1% 0.5% 69 15,030
Race: Asian 0.6% 0.9% 291 25,742
Race:  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.0% 9 1,187
Race:  Some Other Race 0.4% 1.3% 215 38,162
Race: Two or More Races 0.6% 1.1% 301 34,107
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1.0% 2.7% 529 81,481

Economic

Labor Force Participation Rate and Size (civilian population 16 years and over)4
57.6%
57.5%
21,748
1,342,359
Armed Forces Labor Force4
0.0%
0.5%
10
10,634
Veterans, Age 18-644
4.9%
5.7%
1,441
104,512
Median Household Income3,4
$29,144
$39,665
Per Capita Income3,4
$17,160
$21,057
Poverty Level (of all people)4
36.0%
22.5%
17,586
651,545
Households Receiving Food Stamps4
32.7%
18.3%
5,942
200,366
Mean Commute Time (minutes)4
16.8
24.1
Commute via Public Transportation4
0.4%
0.4%
75
4,759
Union Membership5
5.7%
5.6%

Educational Attainment, Age 25-64

No High School Diploma4
19.9%
15.3%
4,946
233,037
High School Graduate4
31.5%
29.7%
7,818
453,518
Some College, No Degree4
22.6%
23.9%
5,612
364,417
Associate's Degree4
7.3%
9.7%
1,803
148,700
Bachelor's Degree4
12.6%
13.8%
3,138
210,707
Postgraduate Degree4
6.1%
7.5%
1,520
115,153

Housing

Total Housing Units4
21,650
1,289,704
Median House Value (of owner-occupied units)3,4
$73,900
$103,100
Homeowner Vacancy4
1.7%
1.9%
176
14,997
Rental Vacancy4
7.4%
10.0%
674
39,175
Renter-Occupied Housing Units (% of Occupied Units)4
45.0%
31.6%
8,183
346,611
Occupied Housing Units with No Vehicle Available (% of Occupied Units)4
13.0%
6.9%
2,374
75,589

Social

Enrolled in Grade 12 (% of total population)4
1.5%
1.4%
751
40,740
Disconnected Youth4,6
8.1%
4.7%
236
8,055
Children in Single Parent Families (% of all children)4
71.1%
47.4%
8,586
324,900
Disabled, Age 18-644
17.7%
14.9%
5,189
265,291
Disabled, Age 18-64, Labor Force Participation Rate and Size4
34.3%
33.9%
1,778
89,857
Foreign Born4
1.0%
2.3%
517
69,147
Speak English Less Than Very Well (population 5 yrs and over)4
1.0%
1.6%
473
44,013

Source: JobsEQ®
1. ACS 2011-2015, unless noted otherwise
2. Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties.
3. 2016; Current Population Survey, unionstats.com, and Chmura; county- and zip-level data are best estimates based upon industry-, MSA-, and state-level data
4. Census 2010
5. Disconnected Youth are 16-19 year olds who are (1) not in school, (2) not high school graduates, and (3) either unemployed or not in the labor force.
6. Census 2016, annual average growth rate since 2006
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