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The economy of Mississippi employs 1.17M people. The economy of Mississippi is specialized in Ship & boat building; Logging; and Furniture & related product manufacturing, which employ respectively 8.47; 6.6; and 5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mississippi are Elementary & secondary schools (82,987), Restaurants & Food Services (73,184), and Hospitals (72,983), and the highest paying industries are Not specified food industries, manufacturing ($134,256), Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals ($126,724), and Offices of other health practitioners ($98,700).

Median household income in Mississippi is $41,754. Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,845. The income inequality of Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Mississippi. In Mississippi the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 53 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,540. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.


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Mississippi is home to a population of 2.99M people, from which 98.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mississippi is composed of 1.7M White residents (56.8%), 1.13M Black residents (37.9%), 86,733 Hispanic residents (2.9%), 29,519 Two+ residents (0.99%), and 26,685 Asian residents (0.89%). The most common foreign languages in Mississippi are Spanish (67,259 speakers), Vietnamese (6,991 speakers), and French (3,889 speakers), but compared to other places, Mississippi has a relative high number of Other Native North American (3,676 speakers), Vietnamese (6,991 speakers), and German (3,269 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Mississippi awarded 42,318 degrees. The student population of Mississippi is skewed towards females, with 16,635 male students and 25,683 female students. Most students in Mississippi are White (24,372 and 57.6%), followed by Black or African American (14,805 and 35%), Hispanic or Latino (710 and 1.68%), and Unknown (569 and 1.34%). The largest universities in Mississippi by number of graduates are University of Mississippi (5,151 and 12.2%), Mississippi State University (4,222 and 10%), and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (3,574 and 8.45%). The most popular majors in Mississippi are Registered Nursing (1,051 and 2.48%), General Business Administration & Management (992 and 2.34%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (757 and 1.79%). The median tuition costs in Mississippi are $15,800 for private four year colleges, and $7,549 and $16,419 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mississippi is $113,900, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $112,700 to $113,900, a 1.06% increase. The homeownership rate of Mississippi is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Mississippi have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mississippi is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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