Webster County, MS

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Population

9,868

0.544% decline

Poverty Rate

25.3%


Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$35,634

3.91% decline

Number of Employees

3,502

6.71% decline

Median Property Value

$77,400

3.13% decline

About

In 2017, Webster County, MS had a population of 9.87k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $35,634. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Webster County, MS declined from 9,922 to 9,868, a -0.544% decrease and its median household income declined from $37,083 to $35,634, a -3.91% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Webster County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (78%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.26%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.912%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.172%). N/A% of the people in Webster County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Webster County, MS is $77,400, and the homeownership rate is 74.5%. Most people in Webster County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Webster 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 Webster County, MS employs 3.5k people. The largest industries in Webster County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (593 people), Educational Services (515 people), and Retail Trade (509 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,875), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,841), and Construction ($41,618).

Median household income in Webster County, MS is $35,634. Males in Webster 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 Webster County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,634

2017 value

± $7,532

-3.91%

1 Year Growth

± 28.1%

Households in Webster County, MS have a median annual income of $35,634, 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 $37,083 in 2016, which represents a -3.91% 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 Webster 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Webster County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $49,856, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $34,146 and $20,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Webster County, 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

25.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Webster County, MS (2.48k out of 9.79k 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 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

    1,497 ± 202

  2. Black

    908 ± 152

  3. Two Or More

    62 ± 94

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

3.5k

2017 Value

± 346

-6.71%

1 Year decline

± 14.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Webster County, MS declined at a rate of -6.71%, from 3.75k employees to 3.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Webster County, MS, are Production Occupations (387 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (384 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (351 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Webster County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Webster County, MS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (387 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (384 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (351 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Webster County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.75 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.53 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Webster County, MS, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($68,563), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($56,250), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($54,696).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.5k

2017 Value

± 346

-6.71%

1 Year decline

± 14.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Webster County, MS declined at a rate of -6.71%, from 3.75k employees to 3.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Webster County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (593 people), Educational Services (515 people), and Retail Trade (509 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Webster County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Webster 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 Webster County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (593 people), Educational Services (515 people), and Retail Trade (509 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Webster County, MS has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.93 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.64 times), and Educational Services (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Webster County, MS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,875), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,841), and Construction ($41,618).

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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

86.9% of the population of Webster County, MS has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 9.15% on non-group plans, and 2.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Webster County, MS see 3300 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.722% decrease from the previous year (3324 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3256 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2442 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,300 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Webster County, MS see an average of 3,300 patients per year. This represents a 0.722% decrease from the previous year (3,324 patients).

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

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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

13.1%

Uninsured

39%

Employer Coverage

22.8%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

9.15%

Non-Group

2.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Webster County, MS grew by 1.96% from 12.9% to 13.1%.

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

Webster County, MS is home to a population of 9.87k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.456% of Webster County, MS residents were born outside of the country (45 people).

In 2017, there were 4.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.7k people) in Webster County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 124 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

62

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Webster County, MS was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in Webster County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Webster County, MS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.456%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

45 people

0.554%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

55 people

As of 2017, 0.456% of Webster County, MS residents (45 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 Webster County, MS was 0.554%, 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

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Webster County, MS

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    7.7k ± 18

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.89k ± 75

  3. White (Hispanic)

    124 ± 19

In 2017, there were 4.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.7k people) in Webster County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 124 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    223 ± 71

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    83 ± 50

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    47 ± 44

Webster County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Webster County, MS was $77,400 in 2017, which is 0.337 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $79,900 to $77,400, a 3.13% decrease. The homeownership rate in Webster County, MS is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Webster County, MS have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Webster County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$77,400

2017 Median

± $6,199

$79,900

2016 Median

± $7,621

In 2017, the median property value in Webster County, MS declined from to $77,400 from the previous year's value of $79,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Webster 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 Webster 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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$35,634

Median Household Income

± $7,532

3.84k

Number of Households

± 341

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.84k households in Webster County, MS declined from $35,634 from the previous year's value of $37,083.

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

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Rent vs Own

74.5%

2017 Homeownership

72.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.5% of the housing units in Webster County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

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

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Webster County, MS have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.68% of the workforce in Webster County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Other

    2.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Webster County, MS was Drove Alone (83.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Other (2.09%).

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

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