Jones County, MS

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Population
68,454
0.184% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
Median Age
37.2

Poverty Rate
21.4%

Median Household Income
$41,263
6.74% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$92,100
7.59% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
27,855
3.62% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Jones County, MS had a population of 68.5k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $41,263. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Jones County, MS grew from 68,328 to 68,454, a 0.184% increase and its median household income grew from $38,656 to $41,263, a 6.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jones County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.04%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.351%). 0% of the households in Jones County, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.7% of the residents in Jones County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jones County, MS are Jones County Junior College (1,351 degrees awarded in 2019), Mississippi College of Beauty Culture (25 degrees), and Southeastern Baptist College (4 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Jones County, MS was $92,100, and the homeownership rate was 73.1%. Most people in Jones County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jones County, MS was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Mississippi (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Jones County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 71% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (27.5%), followed by Other (1.51%). The most partisan county was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Jones County, MS
71% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Mississippi
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.8% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Mississippi was George County, MS with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Mississippi colored by their party leaning.

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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 after Thad Cochran's resignation.

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Diversity

Jones County, MS is home to a population of 68.5k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.72% of Jones County, MS residents were born outside of the country (1.86k people).

In 2018, there were 2.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.3k people) in Jones County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jones County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    44.3k ± 61
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    20k ± 181
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.67k ± 302
4.37%
Hispanic Population
2.99k people

In 2018, there were 2.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.3k people) in Jones County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.67k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.37% of the people in Jones County, MS are hispanic (2.99k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.72%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.86k people
2.69%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.84k people

As of 2018, 2.72% of Jones County, MS residents (1.86k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jones County, MS was 2.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Jones County, MS was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Jones County, MS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Jones County, MS residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    20,974 ± 3,543 people
  2. India
    5,148 ± 1,760 people
  3. Vietnam
    3,866 ± 1,526 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 20,974 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,148 and Vietnam with 3,866.

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Citizenship

97.7%
2018 Citizenship
97.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.7% of Jones County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Jones County, MS was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,393 ± 225
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    575 ± 192
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    443 ± 204

Jones County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Jones County, MS is $41,263. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jones County, MS was Census Tract 9511 with a value of $58,212, followed by Census Tract 9504.01 and Census Tract 9503.01, with respective values of $57,313 and $53,304.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,310. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jones County, MS employs 27.9k people. The largest industries in Jones County, MS are Manufacturing (4,260 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,139 people), and Retail Trade (3,850 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,864), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,479), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,010).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,263
2018 value
± $3,241
6.74%
1 Year Growth
± 9.72%

Households in Jones County, MS have a median annual income of $41,263, 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 $38,656 in 2017, which represents a 6.74% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,021
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,808
$39,310
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,236

In 2019, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Mississippi
  1. Asian
    $48,743 ± $12,305
  2. White
    $48,350 ± $1,460
  3. Other
    $36,365 ± $10,998

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Mississippi.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jones County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2019, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.611% growth from 2018 to 2019, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9511
  2. Census Tract 9504.01
  3. Census Tract 9503.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jones County, MS was Census Tract 9511 with a value of $58,212, followed by Census Tract 9504.01 and Census Tract 9503.01, with respective values of $57,313 and $53,304.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jones 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

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jones County, MS (14.3k out of 66.9k 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 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
    7,498 ± 661
  2. White
    6,349 ± 640
  3. Hispanic
    1,366 ± 350

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

27.9k
2018 Value
± 1,411
3.62%
1 Year growth
± 6.95%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jones County, MS grew at a rate of 3.62%, from 26.9k employees to 27.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jones County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,013 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,922 people), and Production Occupations (2,597 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jones County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jones County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,013 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,922 people), and Production Occupations (2,597 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jones County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.98 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.84 times), and Production Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jones County, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($91,979), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($70,449), and Management Occupations ($58,170).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.9k
2018 Value
± 1,411
3.62%
1 Year growth
± 6.95%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jones County, MS grew at a rate of 3.62%, from 26.9k employees to 27.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jones County, MS, are Manufacturing (4,260 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,139 people), and Retail Trade (3,850 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jones County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Jones 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 Jones County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,260 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,139 people), and Retail Trade (3,850 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jones County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.49 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.11 times), and Manufacturing (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jones County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,864), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,479), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,010).

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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. $33.5B
  2. $26.7B
  3. $14B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $33.5B, followed by Textiles/leather ($26.7B) and Mixed freight ($14B).

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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$198B
2018 Value in Mississippi
$331B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
66.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Mississippi trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 66.9% to $331B 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. $31.4B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $14.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $31.4B, followed by Tennessee with $15.1B and Louisiana and $14.8B.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Jones County, MS awarded 1,380 degrees. The student population of Jones County, MS is skewed towards women, with 1,825 male students and 2,828 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jones County, MS are White (970 and 70.3%), followed by Black or African American (365 and 26.4%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 1.01%), and Unknown (9 and 0.652%).

The largest universities in Jones County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Jones County Junior College (1,351 and 97.9%), Mississippi College of Beauty Culture (25 and 1.81%), and Southeastern Baptist College (4 and 0.29%).

The most popular majors in Jones County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (608 and 44.1%), Welding Technology (99 and 7.17%), and Electrician (73 and 5.29%).

The median tuition costs in Jones County, MS are $6,000 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. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 608 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jones County, MS was Registered Nursing with 48 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,351 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded
  3. 4 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$6,000
Median Private

In 2019, the Jones County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jones County Junior College with 1,351 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

661
Degrees Awarded to Men
719
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 661 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jones County, MS, which is 0.919 times less than the 719 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
    970 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    365 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    14 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Jones County, MS was White students. These 970 degrees mean that there were 2.66 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 365 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jones County, MS was $92,100 in 2018, which is 0.401 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $85,600 to $92,100, a 7.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Jones County, MS is 73.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jones County, MS have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jones County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$92,100
2018 Median
± $6,178
$85,600
2017 Median
± $4,892

In 2018, the median property value in Jones County, MS grew to to $92,100 from the previous year's value of $85,600.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,263
Median Household Income
± $3,241
24.8k
Number of Households
± 1,212

In 2018, the median household income of the 24.8k households in Jones County, MS grew to $41,263 from the previous year's value of $38,656.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.1%
2018 Homeownership
72.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.1% of the housing units in Jones County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jones County, MS have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Jones County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (88.4%)
  2. Carpooled (6.82%)
  3. Other (2.05%)

In 2018, 88.4% of workers in Jones County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.82%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (2.05%).

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 Jones County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jones County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.3% of the population of Jones County, MS has health coverage, with 40.7% on employee plans, 25.5% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jones County, MS see 2208 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.5% increase from the previous year (1998 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1840 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1064 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (24.6%). Additionally, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,208 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jones County, MS

Primary care physicians in Jones County, MS see an average of 2,208 patients per year. This represents a 10.5% increase from the previous year (1,998 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jones 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Mississippi
$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

10.7%
Uninsured
40.7%
Employer Coverage
25.5%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
1.06%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jones County, MS declined by 13.4% from 12.3% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jones 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. 24.6% prevalence
  2. 24.3% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 24.6%.

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

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