Stone County, MS

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Population

17,981

0.0778% decline

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$46,283

2.86% growth

Number of Employees

7,588

6.68% growth

Median Property Value

$113,900

0.886% growth

About

In 2017, Stone County, MS had a population of 18k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $46,283. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stone County, MS declined from 17,995 to 17,981, a -0.0778% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,995 to $46,283, a 2.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stone County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.89%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.412%). N/A% of the people in Stone County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stone County, MS are Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (3,525 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Stone County, MS is $113,900, and the homeownership rate is 78.4%. Most people in Stone County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Stone County, 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 Stone County, MS employs 7.59k people. The largest industries in Stone County, MS are Educational Services (1,098 people), Manufacturing (920 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (860 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($56,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,833), and Utilities ($55,083).

Median household income in Stone County, MS is $46,283. Males in Stone County, 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 Stone County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,283

2017 value

± $5,271

2.86%

1 Year Growth

± 14.5%

Households in Stone County, MS have a median annual income of $46,283, 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 $44,995 in 2016, which represents a 2.86% 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 Stone County, 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)

  1. Census Tract 202.02

  2. Census Tract 202.01

  3. Census Tract 201

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stone County, MS was Census Tract 202.02 with a value of $52,557, followed by Census Tract 202.01 and Census Tract 201, with respective values of $44,730 and $35,566.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stone County, MS (3k out of 17.3k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 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

    1,815 ± 322

  2. Black

    986 ± 310

  3. Two Or More

    194 ± 165

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

7.59k

2017 Value

± 726

6.68%

1 Year growth

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stone County, MS grew at a rate of 6.68%, from 7.11k employees to 7.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stone County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (907 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (737 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (714 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stone County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stone County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (907 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (737 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (714 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stone County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.02 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.39 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stone County, MS, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,871), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,528), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,305).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.59k

2017 Value

± 726

6.68%

1 Year growth

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stone County, MS grew at a rate of 6.68%, from 7.11k employees to 7.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stone County, MS, are Educational Services (1,098 people), Manufacturing (920 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (860 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stone County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Stone 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 Stone County, MS, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,098 people), Manufacturing (920 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (860 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stone County, MS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.38 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.09 times), and Educational Services (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stone County, MS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($56,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,833), and Utilities ($55,083).

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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

87.4% of the population of Stone County, MS has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 9.72% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 4.34% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Stone County, MS see 4518 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% increase from the previous year (4469 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4503 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4503 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

4,518 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Stone County, MS see an average of 4,518 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% increase from the previous year (4,469 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Stone County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

12.6%

Uninsured

37.7%

Employer Coverage

21.8%

Medicaid

9.72%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

4.34%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stone County, MS declined by 20.7% from 16% to 12.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Stone 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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Diversity

Stone County, MS is home to a population of 18k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.617% of Stone County, MS residents were born outside of the country (111 people).

In 2017, there were 3.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.8k people) in Stone County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 340 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stone County, MS was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Stone County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Stone County, MS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.617%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

111 people

0.995%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

179 people

As of 2017, 0.617% of Stone County, MS residents (111 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 Stone County, MS was 0.995%, 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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Stone County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stone County, MS was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stone County, MS

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    13.8k ± 20

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    3.46k ± 193

  3. White (Hispanic)

    340 ± 10

In 2017, there were 3.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.8k people) in Stone County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 340 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    498 ± 158

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    335 ± 204

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    270 ± 119

Stone County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Stone County, MS awarded 3,525 degrees. The student population of Stone County, MS is skewed towards women, with 3,698 male students and 5,263 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stone County, MS are White (2,394 and 67.9%), followed by Black or African American (739 and 21%), Two or More Races (117 and 3.32%), and Hispanic or Latino (114 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Stone County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (3,525 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Stone County, MS are General Studies (615 and 17.4%), Other Industrial Production Technology (307 and 8.71%), and Child Care Provider (151 and 4.28%).

The median tuition costs in Stone 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. 615 degrees awarded

  2. 148 degrees awarded

  3. 137 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Stone County, MS was General Studies with 615 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

3,525 degrees awarded

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Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Stone County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with 3,525 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,589

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,936

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,589 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stone County, MS, which is 0.821 times less than the 1,936 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

    2,394 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    739 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    117 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Stone County, MS were to White students. These 2,394 degrees mean that there were 3.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 739 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stone County, MS was $113,900 in 2017, which is 0.496 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,900 to $113,900, a 0.886% increase. The homeownership rate in Stone County, MS is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stone County, MS have an average commute time of 32.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stone County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$113,900

2017 Median

± $9,463

$112,900

2016 Median

± $7,196

In 2017, the median property value in Stone County, MS grew to to $113,900 from the previous year's value of $112,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stone 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 Stone County, 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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$46,283

Median Household Income

± $5,271

5.98k

Number of Households

± 593

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.98k households in Stone County, MS grew to $46,283 from the previous year's value of $44,995.

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

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Rent vs Own

78.4%

2017 Homeownership

77.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.4% of the housing units in Stone County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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

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Commute Time

32.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stone County, MS have a longer commute time (32.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.67% of the workforce in Stone County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.7%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Other

    5.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Stone County, MS was Drove Alone (77.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.8%) and those who Other (5.64%).

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

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