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State Demographics Data - MS

Mississippi

Demographics & Social
2014
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 65,150
% Foreign Born 2.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 63.3%
% change: 1990-2000 95.8%
Race (%)  
One race 97.3%
White
45.1%
Black or African American
5.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
26.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
18.9%
Two or more races 2.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 30,743
% Latino 47.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.9%
5-17 5.6%
18-64 82.4%
65 and older 11.1%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

37.8
Gender (% female) 47.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.4%
Married 54.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.5%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 2,928,929
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 4.4%
% change: 1990-2000 9.9%
Race (%)  
One race 98.8%
White 59.1%
Black or African American 38.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 0.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.4%
Two or more races 1.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 49,823
% Latino 1.7%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.5%
5-17 18.3%
18-64 60.8%
65 and older 14.3%
Median Age 36.7
Gender (% female) 51.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 33.7%
Married 43.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.6%
Foreign Born
Number 39,908
% Foreign Born 1.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 2,804,750
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Foreign Born
Number 20,383
% Foreign Born 0.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 2,552,833
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

65,150
Born in Africa 1,873
Born in Asia 20,607
Born in Europe 7,234
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 33,911
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,311
Born in Oceania 214
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 China (exc. Taiwan)
Country #3 India
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

65,150
Europe 7,234
Northern Europe 1,452
United Kingdom
1,144
Ireland
28
Other Northern Europe
280
Western Europe 2,998
France
84
Germany
2,241
Other Western Europe
673
Southern Europe 1,005
Italy
398
Portugal
231
Other Southern Europe
376
Eastern Europe 1,779
Poland
699
Russia
302
Other Eastern Europe
778
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 20,607
Eastern Asia 5,065
China
2,527

China, excluding Taiwan

1,959

Taiwan

568
Japan
487
Korea
2,051
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 6,513
India
3,865
Iran
687
Other South Central Asia
1,961
Southeastern Asia 7,426
Philippines
2,892
Vietnam
3,277
Other Southeastern Asia
1,257
Western Asia 1,401
Israel
0
Lebanon
73
Other Western Asia
1,328
Other Asia (no country specified) 202
Africa 1,873
Eastern Africa 549
Northern Africa
262
Western Africa
753
Middle and Southern Africa
309
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 214
Australia and New Zealand subregion 170
Oceania (no country specified) 44
Americas 35,222
Latin America 33,911
Caribbean
3,149

Cuba

741

Jamaica

388

Other Caribbean

2,020
Central America
28,383

Mexico

22,019

El Salvador

83

Other Central America

6,281
South America
2,379

Brazil

537

Colombia

193

Other South America

1,649
Northern America 1,311
Canada
1,292
Other Northern America
19
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 17,940
1990-1999 13,577
2000-2009 22,913
Since 2010 10,720
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 2.9%
Born in Asia 31.6%
Born in Europe 11.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 52.1%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.0%
Born in Oceania 0.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 34.0%
Country #2 7.0%
Country #3 6.4%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 11.1%
Northern Europe 2.2%
United Kingdom 1.8%
Ireland 0.0%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 4.6%
France 0.1%
Germany 3.4%
Other Western Europe 1.0%
Southern Europe 1.5%
Italy 0.6%
Portugal 0.4%
Other Southern Europe 0.6%
Eastern Europe 2.7%
Poland 1.1%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 1.2%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 31.6%
Eastern Asia 7.8%
China 3.9%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.0%
Taiwan 0.9%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 3.1%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 10.0%
India 5.9%
Iran 1.1%
Other South Central Asia 3.0%
Southeastern Asia 11.4%
Philippines 4.4%
Vietnam 5.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.9%
Western Asia 2.2%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 2.0%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.3%
Africa 2.9%
Eastern Africa 0.8%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 1.2%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 0.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 54.1%
Latin America 52.1%
Caribbean 4.8%
Cuba 1.1%
Jamaica 0.6%
Other Caribbean 3.1%
Central America 43.6%
Mexico 33.8%
El Salvador 0.1%
Other Central America 9.6%
South America 3.7%
Brazil 0.8%
Colombia 0.3%
Other South America 2.5%
Northern America 2.0%
Canada 2.0%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 27.5%
1980-1989 20.8%
1990-1999 35.2%
Since 2000 16.5%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 39,908
Born in Africa 1,270
Born in Asia 14,434
Born in Europe 7,643
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 14,582
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,726
Cat28 249
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Vietnam
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 3.2%
Born in Asia 36.2%
Born in Europe 19.2%
Born in Latin America 36.5%
Born in Northern America 4.3%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 23.8%
Country #2 8.4%
Country #3 6.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 19,292
Born in Africa 665
Born in Asia 9,043
Born in Europe 5,562
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 2,699
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,206
Cat21 117
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Vietnam
Country #2 United Kingdom
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 3.4%
Born in Asia 46.9%
Born in Europe 28.8%
Born in Latin America 14.0%
Born in Northern America 6.3%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 9.8%
Country #2 9.6%
Country #3 9.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 65,150
Naturalized citizens 23,340
Noncitizens 41,810
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 23,340
Before 1980 4,056
1980-1989 2,319
1990-1999 6,214
2000-2009 7,352
Since 2010 3,399
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 35.8%
Noncitizens 64.2%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 17.4%
1980-1989 9.9%
1990-1999 26.6%
2000-2009 31.5%
Since 2010 14.6%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 39,908
Naturalized citizens 16,098
Noncitizens 23,810
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 40.3%
Noncitizens 59.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 20,383
Naturalized citizens 9,514
Noncitizens 10,869
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 46.7%
Noncitizens 53.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 20,514
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,605
% married among women who gave birth
86.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
13.1%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 699,183
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 34,772
% married among women who gave birth 51.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 48.4%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.03
Average family size 3.59
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.64
Average family size 3.26
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 684,064
Only native parent(s)
656,767
One or more foreign-born parents
27,297

Child is native

24,067

Child is foreign born

3,230
Children under age 6 with 224,011
Only native parent(s)
214,727
One or more foreign-born parents
9,284

Child is native

8,806

Child is foreign born

478
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 460,053
Only native parent(s)
442,040
One or more foreign-born parents
18,013

Child is native

15,261

Child is foreign born

2,752
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

369,297
Only native parents 352,385
One or more foreign-born parents 16,912
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.0%
Child is native 3.5%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.1%
Child is native 3.9%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.9%
Child is native 3.3%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.6%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 717,895
Only native parent(s) 702,491
One or more foreign-born parents 15,404
Child is native 12,937
Child is foreign born 2,467
Children under age 6 with 228,002
Only native parent(s) 222,281
One or more foreign-born parents 5,721
Child is native 5,395
Child is foreign born 326
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 489,893
Only native parent(s) 480,210
One or more foreign-born parents 9,683
Child is native 7,542
Child is foreign born 2,141
Children in Low-Income Families* 372,491
Only native parents 366,254
One or more foreign-born parents 6,237
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.1%
Child is native 1.8%
Child is foreign born 0.3%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.5%
Child is native 2.4%
Child is foreign born 0.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 98.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.0%
Child is native 1.5%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 98.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 1.7%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 701,385
Only native parent(s) 691,218
One or more foreign-born parents 10,167
Child is native 8,775
Child is foreign born 1,392
Children under age 6 with 222,075
Only native parent(s) 218,394
One or more foreign-born parents 3,681
Child is native 3,486
Child is foreign born 195
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 479,310
Only native parent(s) 472,824
One or more foreign-born parents 6,486
Child is native 5,289
Child is foreign born 1,197
Children in Low-Income Families* 407,922
Only native parents 403,071
One or more foreign-born parents 4,851
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 98.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 1.4%
Child is native 1.3%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 98.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 1.7%
Child is native 1.6%
Child is foreign born 0.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 98.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 1.4%
Child is native 1.1%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 98.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 1.2%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.