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Yazoo County, MS&

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0.69% decline
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Median Household Income
4.84% decline
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2.31% decline
Median Property Value
5.26% growth


The economy of Yazoo County, MS employs 8,188 people. The economy of Yazoo County, MS is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 3.53; 2.31; and 1.89 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Yazoo County, MS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,432), Manufacturing (1,141), and Public Admin. (734), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($44,544), Utilities ($44,375), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,250).

Median household income in Yazoo County, MS is $27,560. Males in Yazoo County, MS have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,035. The income inequality of Yazoo County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.504 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Yazoo County, MS. In Yazoo County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 18 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,945. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.


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Yazoo County, MS is home to a population of 27,719 people, from which 97.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Yazoo County, MS is composed of 16,282 Black residents (58.7%), 9,989 White residents (36%), 1,007 Hispanic residents (3.63%), 268 Two+ residents (0.97%), and 135 Asian residents (0.49%). The most common foreign languages in Yazoo County, MS are Spanish (1,437 speakers), French (44 speakers), and Vietnamese (30 speakers), but compared to other places, Yazoo County, MS has a relative high number of Other Native North American (11 speakers), Laotian (7 speakers), and Urdu (20 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS awarded 57 degrees. The student population of Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS is skewed away from females, with 42 male students and 15 female students. Most students in Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS are Black or African American (40 and 70.2%), followed by White (15 and 26.3%), American Indian (2 and 3.51%), and Two or more races (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS by number of graduates are ITT Technical Institute-Madison (57 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS are System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (20 and 35.1%), Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (19 and 33.3%), and General Drafting & Design Technology (13 and 22.8%). The median tuition costs in Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, 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.



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The median property value in Yazoo County, MS is $72,100, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $68,500 to $72,100, a 5.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Yazoo County, MS is 60.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Yazoo County, MS have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Yazoo County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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