Walthall County, MS

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Population

14,670

0.959% decline

Poverty Rate

26.3%


Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$31,077

1.66% growth

Number of Employees

5,553

3.62% growth

Median Property Value

$101,900

9.22% growth

About

In 2017, Walthall County, MS had a population of 14.7k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $31,077. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Walthall County, MS declined from 14,812 to 14,670, a -0.959% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,571 to $31,077, a 1.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walthall County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.464%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.436%), and White (Hispanic) (0.361%). N/A% of the people in Walthall County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Walthall County, MS is $101,900, and the homeownership rate is 89.4%. Most people in Walthall County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Walthall 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 Walthall County, MS employs 5.55k people. The largest industries in Walthall County, MS are Manufacturing (702 people), Retail Trade (630 people), and Construction (533 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,059), Wholesale Trade ($42,292), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,167).

Median household income in Walthall County, MS is $31,077. Males in Walthall 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 Walthall County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,077

2017 value

± $4,182

1.66%

1 Year Growth

± 15.4%

Households in Walthall County, MS have a median annual income of $31,077, 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 $30,571 in 2016, which represents a 1.66% 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.

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

  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 Walthall 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.

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 9503

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walthall County, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $31,685, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $31,013 and $28,000.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walthall County, MS (3.76k out of 14.3k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    2,420 ± 394

  2. White

    1,311 ± 284

  3. Asian

    18 ± 104

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walthall County, MS is Black, followed by White and Asian.

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

5.55k

2017 Value

± 666

3.62%

1 Year growth

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walthall County, MS grew at a rate of 3.62%, from 5.36k employees to 5.55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walthall County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (678 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (629 people), and Management Occupations (609 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walthall County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Walthall County, MS, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (678 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (629 people), and Management Occupations (609 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Walthall County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.46 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.28 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.13 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Walthall County, MS, by median earnings, are Health Technologists & Technicians ($50,368), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($47,195), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($47,043).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.55k

2017 Value

± 666

3.62%

1 Year growth

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walthall County, MS grew at a rate of 3.62%, from 5.36k employees to 5.55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walthall County, MS, are Manufacturing (702 people), Retail Trade (630 people), and Construction (533 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walthall County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Walthall 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 Walthall County, MS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (702 people), Retail Trade (630 people), and Construction (533 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Walthall County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.7 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.26 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Walthall County, MS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,059), Wholesale Trade ($42,292), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,167).

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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

79.7% of the population of Walthall County, MS has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 9.89% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Walthall County, MS see 2440 patients per year on average, which represents a 31.4% increase from the previous year (1857 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4866 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 14599 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

2,440 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Walthall County, MS see an average of 2,440 patients per year. This represents a 31.4% increase from the previous year (1,857 patients).

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

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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%).

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 

$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

20.3%

Uninsured

31.8%

Employer Coverage

24.7%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

9.89%

Non-Group

1.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walthall County, MS grew by 5.5% from 19.3% to 20.3%.

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

Walthall County, MS is home to a population of 14.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.695% of Walthall County, MS residents were born outside of the country (102 people).

In 2017, there were 1.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.74k people) in Walthall County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 68 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 21.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Walthall County, MS was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Walthall County, MS are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Walthall County, MS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.695%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

102 people

0.533%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

79 people

As of 2017, 0.695% of Walthall County, MS residents (102 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 Walthall County, MS was 0.533%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Walthall County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Walthall County, MS was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walthall County, MS

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    7.74k ± 15

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    6.7k ± 133

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    68 ± 70

In 2017, there were 1.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.74k people) in Walthall County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 68 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    237 ± 113

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    92 ± 76

  3. Korea

    54 ± 43

Walthall County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walthall County, MS was $101,900 in 2017, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,300 to $101,900, a 9.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Walthall County, MS is 89.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Walthall County, MS have an average commute time of 34.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Walthall County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$101,900

2017 Median

± $18,866

$93,300

2016 Median

± $15,688

In 2017, the median property value in Walthall County, MS grew to to $101,900 from the previous year's value of $93,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Walthall 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 Walthall 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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$31,077

Median Household Income

± $4,182

5.9k

Number of Households

± 590

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.9k households in Walthall County, MS grew to $31,077 from the previous year's value of $30,571.

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

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Rent vs Own

89.4%

2017 Homeownership

85.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 89.4% of the housing units in Walthall County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 85.5%.

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

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Commute Time

34.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walthall County, MS have a longer commute time (34.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.86% of the workforce in Walthall County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Walthall County, MS was Drove Alone (82.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.5%) and those who Worked At Home (2.74%).

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

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