Scott County, MS

County

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Population
28,415
0.0563% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
Median Age
36.5

Poverty Rate
29%

Median Household Income
$33,735
0.399% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$68,700
3.92% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
11,360
3.65% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Scott County, MS had a population of 28.4k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $33,735. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Scott County, MS grew from 28,399 to 28,415, a 0.0563% increase and its median household income grew from $33,601 to $33,735, a 0.399% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.2%), White (Hispanic) (8.74%), Other (Hispanic) (2.14%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.461%). NaNk% of the people in Scott County, MS speak a non-English language, and 93.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Scott County, MS is $68,700, and the homeownership rate is 73.6%. Most people in Scott County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, MS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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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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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 Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (40.6%), followed by Other (1.25%). 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.

Scott County, MS 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 Mississippi
58.2% 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, 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 Scott County, MS have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Scott County, MS is home to a population of 28.4k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 7.18% of Scott County, MS residents were born outside of the country (2.04k people).

In 2018, there were 1.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.1k people) in Scott County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.48k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.1k ± 5
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.8k ± 161
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.48k ± 395
11.1%
Hispanic Population
3.15k people

In 2018, there were 1.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.1k people) in Scott County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.48k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.1% of the people in Scott County, MS are hispanic (3.15k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.18%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.04k people
6.04%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.71k people

As of 2018, 7.18% of Scott County, MS residents (2.04k 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 Scott County, MS was 6.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
34
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Scott County, MS was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Scott County, MS are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Scott County, MS residents was 37.

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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

93.5%
2018 Citizenship
94.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.5% of Scott County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, MS was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    361 ± 122
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    231 ± 115
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    166 ± 94

Scott County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Scott County, MS is $33,735. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Scott County, MS was Census Tract 203 with a value of $53,636, followed by Census Tract 206 and Census Tract 202, with respective values of $37,011 and $32,924.

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 Scott County, MS employs 11.4k people. The largest industries in Scott County, MS are Manufacturing (2,934 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,393 people), and Retail Trade (1,212 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,292), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,236), and Finance & Insurance ($51,410).

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,735
2018 value
± $3,749
0.399%
1 Year Growth
± 12.7%

Households in Scott County, MS have a median annual income of $33,735, 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 $33,601 in 2017, which represents a 0.399% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Mississippi by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scott 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.

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 203
  2. Census Tract 206
  3. Census Tract 202

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, MS was Census Tract 203 with a value of $53,636, followed by Census Tract 206 and Census Tract 202, with respective values of $37,011 and $32,924.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, MS (8.12k out of 28k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 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. Black
    4,389 ± 508
  2. White
    3,561 ± 469
  3. Hispanic
    1,135 ± 315

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

11.4k
2018 Value
± 825
3.65%
1 Year growth
± 9.89%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Scott County, MS grew at a rate of 3.65%, from 11k employees to 11.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,523 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,072 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,011 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scott County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,523 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,072 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,011 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.07 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.34 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scott County, MS, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($125,847), Legal Occupations ($105,667), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,031).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.4k
2018 Value
± 825
3.65%
1 Year growth
± 9.89%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Scott County, MS grew at a rate of 3.65%, from 11k employees to 11.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, MS, are Manufacturing (2,934 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,393 people), and Retail Trade (1,212 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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 Scott County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,934 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,393 people), and Retail Trade (1,212 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.98 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.56 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scott County, MS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,292), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,236), and Finance & Insurance ($51,410).

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, MS was $68,700 in 2018, which is 0.299 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $71,500 to $68,700, a 3.92% decrease. The homeownership rate in Scott County, MS is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scott County, MS have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scott County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$68,700
2018 Median
± $5,568
$71,500
2017 Median
± $6,944

In 2018, the median property value in Scott County, MS declined from to $68,700 from the previous year's value of $71,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Scott 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 Scott County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$33,735
Median Household Income
± $3,749
10.4k
Number of Households
± 773

In 2018, the median household income of the 10.4k households in Scott County, MS grew to $33,735 from the previous year's value of $33,601.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.6%
2018 Homeownership
71.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.6% of the housing units in Scott County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

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

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, MS have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Scott County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    77.1%
  2. Carpooled
    19%
  3. Worked At Home
    1.65%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Scott County, MS was Drove Alone (77.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (19%) and those who Worked At Home (1.65%).

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

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Health

84.1% of the population of Scott County, MS has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 26.2% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.87% 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 Scott County, MS see 7066 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.1% increase from the previous year (5692 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2564 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 14104 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

7,066 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scott County, MS

Primary care physicians in Scott County, MS see an average of 7,066 patients per year. This represents a 24.1% increase from the previous year (5,692 patients).

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

15.9%
Uninsured
34.5%
Employer Coverage
26.2%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
0.87%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, MS declined by 4.78% from 16.7% to 15.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Scott 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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