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State Demographics Data - MS

Mississippi

Demographics & Social
2015
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 72,258
% Foreign Born 2.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 81.1%
% change: 1990-2000 95.8%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White
46.5%
Black or African American
7.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
27.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
16.3%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 33,580
% Latino 46.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.3%
5-17 7.9%
18-64 81.3%
65 and older 10.6%
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.

38.5
Gender (% female) 46.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.0%
Married 56.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 12.9%

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 2,920,075
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 4.1%
% 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 0.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.5%
Two or more races 1.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 52,178
% Latino 1.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.5%
5-17 18.3%
18-64 60.4%
65 and older 14.8%
Median Age 36.9
Gender (% female) 51.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.7%
Married 43.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.8%
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.

72,258
Born in Africa 4,312
Born in Asia 20,727
Born in Europe 7,919
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 37,182
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,593
Born in Oceania 525
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.

72,258
Europe 7,919
Northern Europe 2,642
United Kingdom
1,930
Ireland
366
Other Northern Europe
346
Western Europe 2,450
France
136
Germany
2,125
Other Western Europe
189
Southern Europe 1,345
Italy
214
Portugal
792
Other Southern Europe
339
Eastern Europe 1,482
Poland
249
Russia
166
Other Eastern Europe
1,067
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 20,727
Eastern Asia 4,865
China
3,136

China, excluding Taiwan

2,880

Taiwan

256
Japan
668
Korea
826
Other Eastern Asia
235
South Central Asia 6,567
India
4,913
Iran
457
Other South Central Asia
1,197
Southeastern Asia 8,670
Philippines
2,983
Vietnam
4,613
Other Southeastern Asia
1,074
Western Asia 446
Israel
0
Lebanon
75
Other Western Asia
371
Other Asia (no country specified) 179
Africa 4,312
Eastern Africa 1,414
Northern Africa
1,164
Western Africa
1,070
Middle and Southern Africa
449
Other Africa (no country specified)
215
Oceania 525
Australia and New Zealand subregion 309
Oceania (no country specified) 216
Americas 38,775
Latin America 37,182
Caribbean
3,074

Cuba

494

Jamaica

1,099

Other Caribbean

1,481
Central America
31,997

Mexico

25,563

El Salvador

1,558

Other Central America

4,876
South America
2,111

Brazil

416

Colombia

355

Other South America

1,340
Northern America 1,593
Canada
1,593
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 16,258
1990-1999 12,856
2000-2009 27,362
Since 2010 15,782
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 6.0%
Born in Asia 28.7%
Born in Europe 11.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 51.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.2%
Born in Oceania 0.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 34.0%
Country #2 7.0%
Country #3 6.4%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 11.0%
Northern Europe 3.7%
United Kingdom 2.7%
Ireland 0.5%
Other Northern Europe 0.5%
Western Europe 3.4%
France 0.2%
Germany 2.9%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 1.9%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 1.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.5%
Eastern Europe 2.1%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.2%
Other Eastern Europe 1.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 28.7%
Eastern Asia 6.7%
China 4.3%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.0%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 0.9%
Korea 1.1%
Other Eastern Asia 0.3%
South Central Asia 9.1%
India 6.8%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 1.7%
Southeastern Asia 12.0%
Philippines 4.1%
Vietnam 6.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.5%
Western Asia 0.6%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 0.5%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.2%
Africa 6.0%
Eastern Africa 2.0%
Northern Africa 1.6%
Western Africa 1.5%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 0.7%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.4%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.3%
Americas 53.7%
Latin America 51.5%
Caribbean 4.3%
Cuba 0.7%
Jamaica 1.5%
Other Caribbean 2.0%
Central America 44.3%
Mexico 35.4%
El Salvador 2.2%
Other Central America 6.7%
South America 2.9%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 0.5%
Other South America 1.9%
Northern America 2.2%
Canada 2.2%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.5%
1980-1989 17.8%
1990-1999 37.9%
Since 2000 21.8%
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 72,258
Naturalized citizens 24,140
Noncitizens 48,118
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 24,140
Before 1980 3,666
1980-1989 3,381
1990-1999 3,993
2000-2009 6,619
Since 2010 6,481
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 33.4%
Noncitizens 66.6%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.2%
1980-1989 14.0%
1990-1999 16.5%
2000-2009 27.4%
Since 2010 26.8%
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) 20,448
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,434
% married among women who gave birth
73.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
26.5%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 696,429
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 32,983
% married among women who gave birth 48.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 51.4%
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 3.28
Average family size 3.91
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.61
Average family size 3.21
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 677,882
Only native parent(s)
647,943
One or more foreign-born parents
29,939

Child is native

25,063

Child is foreign born

4,876
Children under age 6 with 217,460
Only native parent(s)
206,949
One or more foreign-born parents
10,511

Child is native

10,083

Child is foreign born

428
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 460,422
Only native parent(s)
440,994
One or more foreign-born parents
19,428

Child is native

14,980

Child is foreign born

4,448
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.

377,564
Only native parents 361,381
One or more foreign-born parents 16,183
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.4%
Child is native 3.7%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.8%
Child is native 4.6%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.2%
Child is native 3.3%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.3%
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, 2015 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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.