Wilkinson County, MS

County

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Population
8,990
1.03% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
Median Age
37.5

Poverty Rate
32.8%

Median Household Income
$26,599
14% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$70,000
15.9% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,468
4.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Wilkinson County, MS had a population of 8.99k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $26,599. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wilkinson County, MS declined from 9,084 to 8,990, a -1.03% decrease and its median household income grew from $23,340 to $26,599, a 14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilkinson County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (71%), White (Non-Hispanic) (27.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.378%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.334%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.256%). 0% of the households in Wilkinson County, MS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 100% of the residents in Wilkinson County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Wilkinson County, MS was $70,000, and the homeownership rate was 81%. Most people in Wilkinson County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilkinson County, MS was 1 car per household.

COVID-19

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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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 Wilkinson County, MS went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 67.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.2%), followed by Other (1.02%). 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.

Mississippi 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Wilkinson County, MS
67.7% for the Democratic 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
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
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, excluding special elections, 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 Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Wilkinson County, MS is home to a population of 8.99k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2018, 0% of Wilkinson County, MS residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2018, there were 2.55 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.38k people) in Wilkinson County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 34 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wilkinson County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.38k ± 81
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.5k ± 18
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    34 ± 37.6
0.412%
Hispanic Population
37 people

In 2018, there were 2.55 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.38k people) in Wilkinson County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 34 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.412% of the people in Wilkinson County, MS are hispanic (37 people).

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

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Age by Nativity

N/A
Median Native-Born Age
± N/A
N/A
Median Foreign-Born Age
± N/A

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wilkinson County, MS was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Wilkinson County, MS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wilkinson County, MS residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    20,974 ± 3,543 people
  2. India
    5,148 ± 1,760 people
  3. Vietnam
    3,866 ± 1,526 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 20,974 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,148 and Vietnam with 3,866.

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Citizenship

100%
2018 Citizenship
100%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 100% of Wilkinson County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wilkinson County, MS was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    118 ± 73
  2. Korea
    22 ± 27
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    16 ± 24

Wilkinson County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wilkinson County, MS is $26,599. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wilkinson County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $27,575, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $26,418 and N/A.

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,310. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wilkinson County, MS employs 2.47k people. The largest industries in Wilkinson County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (404 people), Construction (347 people), and Retail Trade (318 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($47,727), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,500), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,450).

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,599
2018 value
± $2,999
14%
1 Year Growth
± 16.3%

Households in Wilkinson County, MS have a median annual income of $26,599, 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 $23,340 in 2017, which represents a 14% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Wilkinson County, MS compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,021
Average Male Salary in Mississippi
± $1,808
$39,310
Average Female Salary in Mississippi
± $1,236

In 2019, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.4 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. Asian
    $48,743 ± $12,305
  2. White
    $48,350 ± $1,460
  3. Other
    $36,365 ± $10,998

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than White 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 Wilkinson County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.442
2018 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2019, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.445 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.611% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilkinson County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $27,575, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $26,418 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

32.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilkinson County, MS (2.59k out of 7.9k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    2,246 ± 361
  2. White
    315 ± 138
  3. Two Or More
    26 ± 93

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

2.47k
2018 Value
± 394
4.8%
1 Year growth
± 21.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wilkinson County, MS grew at a rate of 4.8%, from 2.36k employees to 2.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilkinson County, MS, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (391 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (348 people), and Health Technologists & Technicians (185 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilkinson County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wilkinson County, MS, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (391 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (348 people), and Health Technologists & Technicians (185 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilkinson County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (5.75 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.95 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (3.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wilkinson County, MS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,194), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($45,725), and Education Information, & Library Occupations ($41,364).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.47k
2018 Value
± 394
4.8%
1 Year growth
± 21.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wilkinson County, MS grew at a rate of 4.8%, from 2.36k employees to 2.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilkinson County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (404 people), Construction (347 people), and Retail Trade (318 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilkinson County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (404 people), Construction (347 people), and Retail Trade (318 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilkinson County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.52 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.61 times), and Utilities (2.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wilkinson County, MS, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($47,727), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,500), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,450).

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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. $33.5B
  2. $26.7B
  3. $14B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $33.5B, followed by Textiles/leather ($26.7B) and Mixed freight ($14B).

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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$198B
2018 Value in Mississippi
$331B
Projected 2045 Value in Mississippi
66.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Mississippi trade was $198B. This is expected to increase 66.9% to $331B 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. $31.4B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $14.8B

In 2018, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $31.4B, followed by Tennessee with $15.1B and Louisiana and $14.8B.

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 Wilkinson County, MS was $70,000 in 2018, which is 0.305 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $60,400 to $70,000, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilkinson County, MS is 81%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wilkinson County, MS have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wilkinson County, MS is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$70,000
2018 Median
± $7,279
$60,400
2017 Median
± $10,619

In 2018, the median property value in Wilkinson County, MS grew to to $70,000 from the previous year's value of $60,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$26,599
Median Household Income
± $2,999
2.9k
Number of Households
± 380

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.9k households in Wilkinson County, MS grew to $26,599 from the previous year's value of $23,340.

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

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Rent vs Own

81%
2018 Homeownership
80.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 81% of the housing units in Wilkinson County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.7%.

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

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Commute Time

29.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilkinson County, MS have a longer commute time (29.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Wilkinson County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (89.8%)
  2. Carpooled (5.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.11%)

In 2018, 89.8% of workers in Wilkinson County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.6%) and those who worked at home (3.11%).

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

1 car
Average Number

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

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Health

85.2% of the population of Wilkinson County, MS has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 34.9% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 8.62% on non-group plans, and 0.19% 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 Wilkinson County, MS see 2931 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.136% decrease from the previous year (2935 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4315 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4315 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (24.6%). Additionally, Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,931 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wilkinson County, MS

Primary care physicians in Wilkinson County, MS see an average of 2,931 patients per year. This represents a 0.136% decrease from the previous year (2,935 patients).

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

14.8%
Uninsured
29.7%
Employer Coverage
34.9%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
8.62%
Non-Group
0.19%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilkinson County, MS declined by 20.8% from 18.6% to 14.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wilkinson 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. 24.6% prevalence
  2. 24.3% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Sunflower County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 24.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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