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State Income Data - MS

Mississippi

Income & Poverty
2015
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

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
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

66,233
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 26.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 52.3%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 91.5%
% change: 1990-2000 68.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 17.3%
With related children under age 18
27.1%
With related children under age 5
N
Married-couple families 10.7%
With related children under age 18
18.0%
With related children under age 5
N
Families with female householder, no husband present 46.6%
With related children under age 18
52.6%
With related children under age 5
N
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 23,298
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.7%
100-199% of the poverty level
15.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
69.5%
Noncitizens 42,935
Below 100% of the poverty level
24.5%
100-199% of the poverty level
32.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
42.9%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: 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.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Europe 7,073
Below 100% of the poverty level
25.8%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

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
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 2,830,346
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 55.0%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 14.6%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.0%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 17.0%
With related children under age 18
26.4%
With related children under age 5
28.1%
Married-couple families 6.8%
With related children under age 18
9.7%
With related children under age 5
9.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 40.1%
With related children under age 18
49.6%
With related children under age 5
56.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 36,875
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 2,717,500
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 57.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 19,464
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.8%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 56.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 2,469,546
Below 100% of the poverty level 25.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 24.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 50.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 2,709,191
Below 100% of the poverty level 571,847
Speaks only English
2,607,415
Below 100% of the poverty level 548,304
Speaks Spanish
61,227
Below 100% of the poverty level 16,754
Speaks other Indo-European languages
16,526
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,921
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
17,252
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,287
Speaks other languages
6,771
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,581
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.1%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.0%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 27.4%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.7%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.3%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.3%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 28,254
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.8%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 12.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 23.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 24.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 12.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 14.0%
Earned $75,000 or more 9.2%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 9,980
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
12.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
25.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
17.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
22.0%
Earned $75,000 or more
17.4%
Noncitizens (%) 18,274
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
3.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
18.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
29.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
24.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
10.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
9.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
4.8%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $26,670
Female $31,039
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$40,290
Female
$37,443
Noncitizens  
Male
$22,246
Female
$26,654
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 867,068
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 6.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 18.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 20.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 12.8%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $41,370
Female $31,112
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $42,134
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $61,284
Noncitizens $35,120
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $40,552
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 3) 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
Home Ownership Rate 53.1%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 67.5%
Noncitizens 40.7%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 67.7%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 67,358
With health insurance 58.6%
With private health insurance
49.9%
With public coverage
14.5%
No health insurance coverage 41.4%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 23,209
With health insurance 84.6%
With private health insurance
70.2%
With public coverage
28.3%
No health insurance coverage 15.4%
Noncitizens (%) 44,149
With health insurance 45.0%
With private health insurance
39.3%
With public coverage
7.2%
No health insurance coverage 55.0%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 2,860,210
With health insurance 88.0%
With private health insurance
58.9%
With public coverage
40.5%
No health insurance coverage 12.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • 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.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: 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.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.