Copiah County, MS

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Population

28,748

0.111% decline

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$38,046

9.52% growth

Poverty Rate

24.3%


Number of Employees

10,312

3.73% growth

Median Property Value

$93,800

5.63% growth

About

In 2017, Copiah County, MS had a population of 28.7k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $38,046. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Copiah County, MS declined from 28,780 to 28,748, a -0.111% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,738 to $38,046, a 9.52% increase.

The population of Copiah County, MS is 51.7% Black or African American Alone, 44.4% White Alone, and 2.96% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Copiah County, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Copiah County, MS are Copiah-Lincoln Community College (727 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Copiah County, MS is $93,800, and the homeownership rate is 77.9%. Most people in Copiah County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Copiah County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Copiah County, MS employs 10.3k people. The largest industries in Copiah County, MS are Manufacturing (1,384 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,347 people), and Retail Trade (1,271 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($121,200), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,695), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,167).

Median household income in Copiah County, MS is $38,046. Males in Copiah County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Copiah County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,046

2017 value

± $2,544

9.52%

1 Year Growth

± 8.19%

Households in Copiah County, MS have a median annual income of $38,046, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,738 in 2016, which represents a 9.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Copiah County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9505

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Copiah County, MS was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $47,594, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $39,881 and $36,890.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Copiah County, MS (6.78k out of 27.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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. Black

    4,841 ± 452

  2. White

    1,653 ± 259

  3. Hispanic

    312 ± 151

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Copiah 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.3k

2017 Value

± 720

3.73%

1 Year growth

± 9.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Copiah County, MS grew at a rate of 3.73%, from 9.94k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Copiah County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,223 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,190 people), and Production Occupations (943 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Copiah County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Copiah County, MS, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,223 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,190 people), and Production Occupations (943 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Copiah County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (2.09 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.61 times), and Production Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Copiah County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,484), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,930).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.3k

2017 Value

± 720

3.73%

1 Year growth

± 9.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Copiah County, MS grew at a rate of 3.73%, from 9.94k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Copiah County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,384 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,347 people), and Retail Trade (1,271 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Copiah County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Copiah 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 Copiah County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,384 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,347 people), and Retail Trade (1,271 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Copiah County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.88 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.35 times), and Information (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Copiah County, MS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($121,200), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,695), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,167).

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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. $39.9B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather ($25.1B) and Mixed freight ($13.1B).

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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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% to $277B by 2045.

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. $34.4B

  2. $16.3B

  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

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

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Health

85% of the population of Copiah County, MS has health coverage, with 36.7% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 9.21% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Copiah County, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Copiah County, MS see 2877 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.89% increase from the previous year (2618 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2848 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 14241 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,877 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Copiah County, MS see an average of 2,877 patients per year. This represents a 9.89% increase from the previous year (2,618 patients).

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

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

15%

Uninsured

36.7%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

9.21%

Non-Group

1.92%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Copiah County, MS declined by 15.7% from 17.8% to 15%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Copiah 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. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

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

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Diversity

Copiah County, MS is home to a population of 28.7k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.89% of Copiah County, MS residents were born outside of the country (543 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Copiah County, MS is composed of 14.9k Black or African American Alone residents (51.7%), 12.8k White Alone residents (44.4%), 850 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.96%), 199 Two or More Races residents (0.692%), 65 Asian Alone residents (0.226%), 13 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0452%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Copiah County, MS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Copiah County, MS was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Copiah County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Copiah County, MS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

543 people

2.57%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

739 people

As of 2017, 1.89% of Copiah County, MS residents (543 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Copiah County, MS was 2.57%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Mississippi residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Copiah County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Copiah County, MS was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    14.9k ± 156

  2. White Alone

    12.8k ± 22

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    850 ± 283

In 2017, there were 1.16 times more Black or African American Alone residents (14.9k people) in Copiah County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k White Alone and 850 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Copiah County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Copiah County, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Copiah County, MS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Copiah County, MS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    578 ± 151

  2. Korea

    159 ± 76

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    144 ± 79

Copiah County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Copiah County, MS awarded 727 degrees. The student population of Copiah County, MS is skewed towards women, with 1,176 male students and 1,830 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Copiah County, MS are White (405 and 55.7%), followed by Black or African American (302 and 41.5%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 0.963%), and Unknown (5 and 0.688%).

The largest universities in Copiah County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Copiah-Lincoln Community College (727 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Copiah County, MS are General Studies (114 and 15.7%), General Biological Sciences (64 and 8.8%), and Pre-Nursing Studies (49 and 6.74%).

The median tuition costs in Copiah County, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 114 degrees awarded

  2. 64 degrees awarded

  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Copiah County, MS was General Studies with 114 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

727 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Copiah County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Copiah-Lincoln Community College with 727 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

298

Degrees Awarded to Men

429

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 298 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Copiah County, MS, which is 0.695 times less than the 429 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    405 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    302 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Copiah County, MS were to White students. These 405 degrees mean that there were 1.34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 302 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Copiah County, MS was $93,800 in 2017, which is 0.431 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,800 to $93,800, a 5.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Copiah County, MS is 77.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Copiah County, MS have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Copiah County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,046

Median Household Income

± $2,544

9.78k

Number of Households

± 632

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.78k households in Copiah County, MS grew to $38,046 from the previous year's value of $34,738.

The following chart displays the households in Copiah 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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Housing

Property Value

$93,800

2017 Median

± $8,228

$88,800

2016 Median

± $4,107

In 2017, the median property value in Copiah County, MS grew to to $93,800 from the previous year's value of $88,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Copiah 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 Copiah County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.9%

2017 Homeownership

77.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.9% of the housing units in Copiah County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Copiah County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Copiah County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Copiah County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

31 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Copiah County, MS have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.39% of the workforce in Copiah County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    11.6%

  3. Walked

    1.63%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Copiah County, MS was Drove Alone (84.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.6%) and those who Walked (1.63%).

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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