Harrison County, MS

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Population

200,491

0.967% growth

Poverty Rate

20.5%


Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$44,684

3.69% growth

Number of Employees

84,351

1.27% growth

Median Property Value

$144,300

4.26% growth

About

In 2017, Harrison County, MS had a population of 200k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $44,684. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harrison County, MS grew from 198,570 to 200,491, a 0.967% increase and its median household income grew from $43,095 to $44,684, a 3.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24%), White (Hispanic) (3.95%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.95%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%). N/A% of the people in Harrison County, MS speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrison County, MS are Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (204 degrees awarded in 2017), Virginia College-Biloxi (125 degrees), and Chris Beauty College (46 degrees).

The median property value in Harrison County, MS is $144,300, and the homeownership rate is 55.8%. Most people in Harrison County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison County, MS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Harrison County, MS employs 84.4k people. The largest industries in Harrison County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,772 people), Retail Trade (10,291 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,524 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,127), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,879).

Median household income in Harrison County, MS is $44,684. Males in Harrison 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 Harrison County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,684

2017 value

± $1,105

3.69%

1 Year Growth

± 4.04%

Households in Harrison County, MS have a median annual income of $44,684, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,095 in 2016, which represents a 3.69% 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 Harrison 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 16

  2. Census Tract 9

  3. Census Tract 34.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison County, MS was Census Tract 16 with a value of $75,000, followed by Census Tract 9 and Census Tract 34.03, with respective values of $71,932 and $68,875.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison County, MS (39.9k out of 195k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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. White

    19,908 ± 1,188

  2. Black

    17,085 ± 989

  3. Hispanic

    2,231 ± 417

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

84.4k

2017 Value

± 2,411

1.27%

1 Year growth

± 3.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison County, MS grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 83.3k employees to 84.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,718 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,055 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (7,809 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harrison County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,718 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,055 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (7,809 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.7 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.58 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harrison County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($67,818), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,468), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,614).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

84.4k

2017 Value

± 2,411

1.27%

1 Year growth

± 3.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harrison County, MS grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 83.3k employees to 84.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,772 people), Retail Trade (10,291 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,524 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Harrison 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 Harrison County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,772 people), Retail Trade (10,291 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,524 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harrison County, MS has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.66 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.97 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harrison County, MS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,127), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,879).

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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. $46.3B

  2. $23.9B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $46.3B, followed by Textiles/leather ($23.9B) and Mixed freight ($14.2B).

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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$206B

2020 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $206B. This is expected to increase 34.7% 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. $37.6B

  2. $18B

  3. $17.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $37.6B, followed by Tennessee with $18B and Louisiana and $17.5B.

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

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Health

83.1% of the population of Harrison County, MS has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 8.33% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 7.87% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, MS see 1798 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.17% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1462 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 618 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

1,798 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, MS see an average of 1,798 patients per year. This represents a 5.17% decrease from the previous year (1,896 patients).

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

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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

16.9%

Uninsured

34.2%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

8.33%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

7.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison County, MS declined by 6.07% from 18% to 16.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harrison 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%.

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Diversity

Harrison County, MS is home to a population of 200k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.77% of Harrison County, MS residents were born outside of the country (9.57k people).

In 2017, there were 2.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Harrison County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.92k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harrison County, MS was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Harrison County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Harrison County, MS residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.57k people

4.38%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.71k people

As of 2017, 4.77% of Harrison County, MS residents (9.57k 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 Harrison County, MS was 4.38%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Harrison County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison County, MS was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, MS

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    129k ± 354

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    48.2k ± 570

  3. White (Hispanic)

    7.92k ± 611

In 2017, there were 2.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Harrison County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.92k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,470 ± 700

  2. Vietnam

    6,147 ± 519

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,091 ± 461

Harrison County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Harrison County, MS awarded 395 degrees. The student population of Harrison County, MS is skewed towards women, with 98 male students and 619 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrison County, MS are White (188 and 47.6%), followed by Black or African American (136 and 34.4%), Unknown (32 and 8.1%), and Asian (19 and 4.81%).

The largest universities in Harrison County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (204 and 51.6%), Virginia College-Biloxi (125 and 31.6%), and Chris Beauty College (46 and 11.6%).

The most popular majors in Harrison County, MS are Medical Assistant (158 and 40%), General Cosmetology (97 and 24.6%), and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (27 and 6.84%).

The median tuition costs in Harrison 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. 100 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Harrison County, MS was Medical Assistant with 100 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Harrison County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 125 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Harrison County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Cliff College-Gulfport with 204 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

57

Degrees Awarded to Men

338

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 57 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrison County, MS, which is 0.169 times less than the 338 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

    188 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    136 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    32 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Harrison County, MS were to White students. These 188 degrees mean that there were 1.38 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 136 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison County, MS was $144,300 in 2017, which is 0.628 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $138,400 to $144,300, a 4.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison County, MS is 55.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harrison County, MS have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harrison County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$144,300

2017 Median

± $3,979

$138,400

2016 Median

± $3,667

In 2017, the median property value in Harrison County, MS grew to to $144,300 from the previous year's value of $138,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harrison 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 Harrison County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$44,684

Median Household Income

± $1,105

77.6k

Number of Households

± 2,140

In 2017, the median household income of the 77.6k households in Harrison County, MS grew to $44,684 from the previous year's value of $43,095.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

55.8%

2017 Homeownership

56%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.8% of the housing units in Harrison County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56%.

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

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison County, MS have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.67% of the workforce in Harrison County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.46%

  3. Walked

    4.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harrison County, MS was Drove Alone (82.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.46%) and those who Walked (4.34%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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