Picayune, MS

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Population

55,049

0.214% decline

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$44,734

7.54% growth

Number of Employees

21,083

2.63% growth

Median Property Value

$122,900

2.16% growth

About

In 2017, Picayune, MS had a population of 55k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $44,734. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Picayune, MS declined from 55,167 to 55,049, a -0.214% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,598 to $44,734, a 7.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Picayune, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.22%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.599%). N/A% of the people in Picayune, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

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

The median property value in Picayune, MS is $122,900, and the homeownership rate is 76.6%. Most people in Picayune, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Picayune, MS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Picayune, MS employs 21.1k people. The largest industries in Picayune, MS are Retail Trade (2,934 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,900 people), and Manufacturing (1,962 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,565), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,406), and Wholesale Trade ($56,139).

Median household income in Picayune, MS is $44,734. Males in Picayune, 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 Picayune, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,734

2017 value

± $3,994

7.54%

1 Year Growth

± 9.19%

Households in Picayune, MS have a median annual income of $44,734, 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 $41,598 in 2016, which represents a 7.54% 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 Picayune, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Picayune, MS was Madison County, MS with a value of $75,992, followed by DeSoto County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $68,385 and $66,480.

The following map shows all of the counties in Picayune, 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

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Picayune, MS (9.56k out of 53.4k 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 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    6,435 ± 660

  2. Black

    2,677 ± 381

  3. Two Or More

    276 ± 185

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

21.1k

2017 Value

± 1,211

2.63%

1 Year growth

± 7.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Picayune, MS grew at a rate of 2.63%, from 20.5k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Picayune, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,080 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,994 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,673 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Picayune, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Picayune, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,080 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,994 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,673 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Picayune, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.62 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.59 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Picayune, MS, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($92,756), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($78,355), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,622).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.1k

2017 Value

± 1,211

2.63%

1 Year growth

± 7.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Picayune, MS grew at a rate of 2.63%, from 20.5k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Picayune, MS, are Retail Trade (2,934 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,900 people), and Manufacturing (1,962 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Picayune, MS, though some of these residents may live in Picayune, 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 Picayune, MS, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,934 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,900 people), and Manufacturing (1,962 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Picayune, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.67 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.76 times), and Construction (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Picayune, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,565), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,406), and Wholesale Trade ($56,139).

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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

84.7% of the population of Picayune, MS has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.52% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Picayune, MS see 1883 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 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

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1,883 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,883 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% 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 Mississippi 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%).

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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

15.3%

Uninsured

40.2%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

2.52%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Picayune, MS declined by 3.67% from 15.9% to 15.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Picayune, 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

Picayune, MS is home to a population of 55k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.63% of Picayune, MS residents were born outside of the country (898 people).

In 2017, there were 6.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.1k people) in Picayune, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.22k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Picayune, MS was 41. 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 Picayune, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Picayune, MS residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.63%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

898 people

1.64%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

903 people

As of 2017, 1.63% of Picayune, MS residents (898 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 Picayune, MS was 1.64%, 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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Picayune, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Picayune, MS was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Picayune, MS

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    45.1k ± 53

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    7.09k ± 119

  3. White (Hispanic)

    1.22k ± 241

In 2017, there were 6.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.1k people) in Picayune, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.22k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,516 ± 265

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    799 ± 210

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    559 ± 178

Picayune, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Picayune, 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 Picayune, MS by number of degrees awarded are Pearl River Community College (984 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Picayune, 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 Picayune, 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Picayune, MS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 372 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Picayune, 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 Picayune, 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 Picayune, 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 Picayune, 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 Picayune, MS was $122,900 in 2017, which is 0.535 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,300 to $122,900, a 2.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Picayune, MS is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Picayune, MS have an average commute time of 33.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Picayune, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$122,900

2017 Median

± $7,012

$120,300

2016 Median

± $5,493

In 2017, the median property value in Picayune, MS grew to to $122,900 from the previous year's value of $120,300.

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

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Household Income

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$44,734

Median Household Income

± $3,994

20.7k

Number of Households

± 1,105

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.7k households in Picayune, MS grew to $44,734 from the previous year's value of $41,598.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.6%

2017 Homeownership

76.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.6% of the housing units in Picayune, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

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

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Commute Time

33.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Picayune, MS have a longer commute time (33.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.62% of the workforce in Picayune, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Picayune, MS was Drove Alone (82.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.55%).

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

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