Pearl River County, MS

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Population
55,149
0.182% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
Median Age
40.9

Poverty Rate
16.1%

Median Household Income
$45,820
2.43% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$128,600
4.64% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
21,599
2.45% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Pearl River County, MS had a population of 55.1k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $45,820. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Pearl River County, MS grew from 55,049 to 55,149, a 0.182% increase and its median household income grew from $44,734 to $45,820, a 2.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pearl River County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.8%), White (Hispanic) (2.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.662%). NaNk% of the people in Pearl River County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pearl River County, MS are Pearl River Community College (984 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Pearl River County, MS is $128,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.5%. Most people in Pearl River County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pearl River 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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Pearl River County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 81.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (16.5%), followed by Other (2.27%). 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 Pearl River County, MS
81.3% 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
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.

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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

Pearl River County, MS is home to a population of 55.1k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.54% of Pearl River County, MS residents were born outside of the country (850 people).

In 2018, there were 6.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.1k people) in Pearl River County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pearl River County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.1k ± 41
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.04k ± 165
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.2k ± 292
3.03%
Hispanic Population
1.67k people

In 2018, there were 6.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.1k people) in Pearl River County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.03% of the people in Pearl River County, MS are hispanic (1.67k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.54%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
850 people
1.63%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
898 people

As of 2018, 1.54% of Pearl River County, MS residents (850 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 Pearl River County, MS was 1.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
56
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Pearl River County, MS was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Pearl River County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Pearl River County, MS residents was 41.

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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

99.3%
2018 Citizenship
99.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.3% of Pearl River County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Pearl River County, MS was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,546 ± 225
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    643 ± 218
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    636 ± 231

Pearl River County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Pearl River County, MS is $45,820. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pearl River County, MS was Census Tract 9505.02 with a value of $80,167, followed by Census Tract 9504.02 and Census Tract 9504.01, with respective values of $55,625 and $47,831.

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

The economy of Pearl River County, MS employs 21.6k people. The largest industries in Pearl River County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,832 people), Retail Trade (2,739 people), and Educational Services (2,215 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($148,039), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,607), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,115).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,820
2018 value
± $4,345
2.43%
1 Year Growth
± 12.7%

Households in Pearl River County, MS have a median annual income of $45,820, 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 $44,734 in 2017, which represents a 2.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,698
$36,636
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 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. 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 in Mississippi.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pearl River County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.442
2017 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.446
2016 Wage GINI in Mississippi

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 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 9505.02
  2. Census Tract 9504.02
  3. Census Tract 9504.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pearl River County, MS was Census Tract 9505.02 with a value of $80,167, followed by Census Tract 9504.02 and Census Tract 9504.01, with respective values of $55,625 and $47,831.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pearl River County, MS (8.63k out of 53.5k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    5,408 ± 575
  2. Black
    2,679 ± 391
  3. Two Or More
    377 ± 230

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pearl River County, MS is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

21.6k
2018 Value
± 1,237
2.45%
1 Year growth
± 7.92%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Pearl River County, MS grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 21.1k employees to 21.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pearl River County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,618 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,849 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,836 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pearl River County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pearl River County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,618 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,849 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,836 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pearl River County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.7 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.66 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pearl River County, MS, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,858), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($85,476), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,990).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.6k
2018 Value
± 1,237
2.45%
1 Year growth
± 7.92%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Pearl River County, MS grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 21.1k employees to 21.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pearl River County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,832 people), Retail Trade (2,739 people), and Educational Services (2,215 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pearl River County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Pearl River 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 Pearl River County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,832 people), Retail Trade (2,739 people), and Educational Services (2,215 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pearl River County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.53 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.29 times), and Construction (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pearl River County, MS, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($148,039), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,607), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,115).

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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 in Mississippi
$277B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Pearl River County, MS awarded 984 degrees. The student population of Pearl River County, MS is skewed towards women, with 1,879 male students and 2,950 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pearl River County, MS are White (696 and 70.7%), followed by Black or African American (244 and 24.8%), Hispanic or Latino (24 and 2.44%), and Two or More Races (7 and 0.711%).

The largest universities in Pearl River County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Pearl River Community College (984 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pearl River County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (372 and 37.8%), Registered Nursing (86 and 8.74%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (60 and 6.1%).

The median tuition costs in Pearl River 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. 372 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 86 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 51 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pearl River County, MS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 372 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
984 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Pearl River County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pearl River Community College with 984 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

445
Degrees Awarded to Men
539
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 445 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pearl River County, MS, which is 0.826 times less than the 539 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
    696 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    244 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    24 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pearl River County, MS were to White students. These 696 degrees mean that there were 2.85 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 244 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pearl River County, MS was $128,600 in 2018, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $122,900 to $128,600, a 4.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Pearl River County, MS is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pearl River County, MS have an average commute time of 33.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pearl River County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$128,600
2018 Median
± $7,632
$122,900
2017 Median
± $7,012

In 2018, the median property value in Pearl River County, MS grew to to $128,600 from the previous year's value of $122,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pearl River 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 Pearl River County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$45,820
Median Household Income
± $4,345
20.8k
Number of Households
± 1,155

In 2018, the median household income of the 20.8k households in Pearl River County, MS grew to $45,820 from the previous year's value of $44,734.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
2018 Homeownership
76.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77.5% of the housing units in Pearl River County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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

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Commute Time

33.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pearl River County, MS have a longer commute time (33.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 6.38% of the workforce in Pearl River County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    80.2%
  2. Carpooled
    13.6%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.48%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Pearl River County, MS was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.6%) and those who Worked At Home (3.48%).

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

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Health

86% of the population of Pearl River County, MS has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.32% 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 Pearl River County, MS see 3942 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.076% decrease from the previous year (3945 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5028 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2405 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

3,942 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pearl River County, MS

Primary care physicians in Pearl River County, MS see an average of 3,942 patients per year. This represents a 0.076% decrease from the previous year (3,945 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pearl River 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

14%
Uninsured
40%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pearl River County, MS declined by 8.39% from 15.3% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pearl River 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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