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State Demographics Data - MS
 

Mississippi

Demographics & Social
2019
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 63,917
% Foreign Born 2.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 60.2%
% change: 1990-2000 95.8%
Race (%)  
One race 98.0%
White
40.7%
Black or African American
9.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.7%
Asian
27.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
18.9%
Two or more races 2.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 27,297
% Latino 42.7%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.7%
5-17 7.3%
18-64 79.6%
65 and older 11.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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.

39.8
Gender (% female) 53.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 18.8%
Married 65.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.3%

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 2,912,232
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 3.8%
% change: 1990-2000 9.9%
Race (%)  
One race 98.5%
White 58.4%
Black or African American 38.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.6%
Two or more races 1.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 62,846
% Latino 2.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.1%
5-17 17.7%
18-64 59.7%
65 and older 16.5%
Median Age 37.4
Gender (% female) 51.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.9%
Married 43.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.6%
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.

63,917
Born in Africa 3,091
Born in Asia 22,098
Born in Europe 6,334
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 30,442
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,341
Born in Oceania 611
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.

 
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
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.

63,917
Europe 6,334
Northern Europe 2,093
United Kingdom
1,955
Ireland
138
Other Northern Europe
N
Western Europe 2,329
France
N
Germany
1,907
Other Western Europe
422
Southern Europe 330
Italy
N
Portugal
17
Other Southern Europe
313
Eastern Europe 1,582
Poland
198
Russia
368
Other Eastern Europe
1,016
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 22,098
Eastern Asia 5,027
China
3,429

China, excluding Taiwan

3,390

Taiwan

39
Japan
140
Korea
1,458
Other Eastern Asia
N
South Central Asia 6,894
India
5,981
Iran
241
Other South Central Asia
672
Southeastern Asia 7,126
Philippines
3,229
Vietnam
2,779
Other Southeastern Asia
1,118
Western Asia 2,962
Israel
737
Lebanon
91
Other Western Asia
2,134
Other Asia (no country specified) 89
Africa 3,091
Eastern Africa 1,394
Northern Africa
N
Western Africa
967
Middle and Southern Africa
662
Other Africa (no country specified)
68
Oceania 611
Australia and New Zealand subregion 611
Oceania (no country specified) N
Americas 31,783
Latin America 30,442
Caribbean
3,805

Cuba

603

Jamaica

708

Other Caribbean

2,494
Central America
24,700

Mexico

18,862

El Salvador

847

Other Central America

4,991
South America
1,937

Brazil

230

Colombia

1,116

Other South America

591
Northern America 1,341
Canada
1,341
Other Northern America
N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 15,891
1990-1999 8,384
2000-2009 17,955
Since 2010 21,687
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.8%
Born in Asia 34.6%
Born in Europe 9.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 47.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.1%
Born in Oceania 1.0%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.9%
Northern Europe 3.3%
United Kingdom 3.1%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe N
Western Europe 3.6%
France N
Germany 3.0%
Other Western Europe 0.7%
Southern Europe 0.5%
Italy N
Portugal N
Other Southern Europe 0.5%
Eastern Europe 2.5%
Poland 0.3%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 1.6%
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 34.6%
Eastern Asia 7.9%
China 5.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 5.3%
Taiwan 0.1%
Japan 0.2%
Korea 2.3%
Other Eastern Asia N
South Central Asia 10.8%
India 9.4%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 1.1%
Southeastern Asia 11.1%
Philippines 5.1%
Vietnam 4.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.7%
Western Asia 4.6%
Israel 1.2%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 3.3%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 4.8%
Eastern Africa 2.2%
Northern Africa N
Western Africa 1.5%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.0%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 1.0%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1.0%
Oceania (no country specified) N
Americas 49.7%
Latin America 47.6%
Caribbean 6.0%
Cuba 0.9%
Jamaica 1.1%
Other Caribbean 3.9%
Central America 38.6%
Mexico 29.5%
El Salvador 1.3%
Other Central America 7.8%
South America 3.0%
Brazil 0.4%
Colombia 1.7%
Other South America 0.9%
Northern America 2.1%
Canada 2.1%
Other Northern America N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 24.9%
1980-1989 13.1%
1990-1999 28.1%
Since 2000 33.9%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 63,917
Naturalized citizens 28,364
Noncitizens 35,553
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 28,364
Before 1990 5,891
1990-1999 6,262
2000-2009 6,941
2010-2014 4,564
Since 2015 4,706
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 44.4%
Noncitizens 55.6%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 20.8%
1980-1989 22.1%
1990-1999 24.5%
2000-2009 16.1%
Since 2010 16.6%
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) 20,339
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 989
% married among women who gave birth
93.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
6.8%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 680,383
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 34,976
% married among women who gave birth 52.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 47.9%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 3.26
Average family size 3.79
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.60
Average family size 3.24
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 age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau has excluded 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 639,910
Only native parent(s)
607,035
One or more foreign-born parents
32,875

Child is native

28,904

Child is foreign born

3,971
Children under age 6 with 203,048
Only native parent(s)
191,108
One or more foreign-born parents
11,940

Child is native

11,308

Child is foreign born

632
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 436,862
Only native parent(s)
415,927
One or more foreign-born parents
20,935

Child is native

17,596

Child is foreign born

3,339
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau has excluded 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.

324,680
Only native parents 307,115
One or more foreign-born parents 17,565
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.1%
Child is native 4.5%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.9%
Child is native 5.6%
Child is foreign born 0.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.8%
Child is native 4.0%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 94.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.4%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 has 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.