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State Demographics Data - MS

Mississippi

Demographics & Social
2018
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 70,860
% Foreign Born 2.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 77.6%
% change: 1990-2000 95.8%
Race (%)  
One race 98.1%
White
48.7%
Black or African American
7.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
24.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
17.3%
Two or more races 1.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 28,488
% Latino 40.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.0%
5-17 6.8%
18-64 80.2%
65 and older 12.0%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.

39.1
Gender (% female) 47.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.0%
Married 59.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.2%

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 2,915,670
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 4.0%
% change: 1990-2000 9.9%
Race (%)  
One race 98.5%
White 58.3%
Black or African American 38.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.6%
Two or more races 1.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 58,638
% Latino 2.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.1%
5-17 17.9%
18-64 60.0%
65 and older 16.0%
Median Age 37.6
Gender (% female) 51.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.3%
Married 43.9%
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.

70,860
Born in Africa 3,008
Born in Asia 22,507
Born in Europe 9,517
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 33,945
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,418
Born in Oceania 465
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
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.

70,860
Europe 9,517
Northern Europe 3,245
United Kingdom
2,870
Ireland
216
Other Northern Europe
159
Western Europe 4,021
France
672
Germany
2,206
Other Western Europe
1,143
Southern Europe 613
Italy
355
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
258
Eastern Europe 1,594
Poland
106
Russia
1,150
Other Eastern Europe
338
Other Europe (no country specified) 44
Asia 22,507
Eastern Asia 4,548
China
3,243

China, excluding Taiwan

2,546

Taiwan

697
Japan
535
Korea
770
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 7,581
India
5,162
Iran
459
Other South Central Asia
1,960
Southeastern Asia 7,774
Philippines
3,222
Vietnam
3,381
Other Southeastern Asia
1,171
Western Asia 2,604
Israel
207
Lebanon
132
Other Western Asia
2,265
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 3,008
Eastern Africa 556
Northern Africa
516
Western Africa
1,395
Middle and Southern Africa
444
Other Africa (no country specified)
97
Oceania 465
Australia and New Zealand subregion 432
Oceania (no country specified) 33
Americas 35,363
Latin America 33,945
Caribbean
4,059

Cuba

1,238

Jamaica

927

Other Caribbean

1,894
Central America
26,571

Mexico

17,598

El Salvador

244

Other Central America

8,729
South America
3,315

Brazil

813

Colombia

1,141

Other South America

1,361
Northern America 1,418
Canada
1,418
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 17,600
1990-1999 10,486
2000-2009 15,496
Since 2010 27,278
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.2%
Born in Asia 31.8%
Born in Europe 13.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 47.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.0%
Born in Oceania 0.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 13.4%
Northern Europe 4.6%
United Kingdom 4.1%
Ireland 0.3%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 5.7%
France 0.9%
Germany 3.1%
Other Western Europe 1.6%
Southern Europe 0.9%
Italy 0.5%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 2.2%
Poland 0.1%
Russia 1.6%
Other Eastern Europe 0.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.1%
Asia 31.8%
Eastern Asia 6.4%
China 4.6%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.6%
Taiwan 1.0%
Japan 0.8%
Korea 1.1%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 10.7%
India 7.3%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 2.8%
Southeastern Asia 11.0%
Philippines 4.5%
Vietnam 4.8%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.7%
Western Asia 3.7%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 3.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 4.2%
Eastern Africa 0.8%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 2.0%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 0.7%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.6%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 49.9%
Latin America 47.9%
Caribbean 5.7%
Cuba 1.7%
Jamaica 1.3%
Other Caribbean 2.7%
Central America 37.5%
Mexico 24.8%
El Salvador 0.3%
Other Central America 12.3%
South America 4.7%
Brazil 1.1%
Colombia 1.6%
Other South America 1.9%
Northern America 2.0%
Canada 2.0%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 24.8%
1980-1989 14.8%
1990-1999 21.9%
Since 2000 38.5%
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
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 70,860
Naturalized citizens 26,595
Noncitizens 44,265
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 26,595
Before 1990 8,125
1990-1999 5,942
2000-2009 5,501
2010-2014 4,187
Since 2015 2,840
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 37.5%
Noncitizens 62.5%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 30.6%
1980-1989 22.3%
1990-1999 20.7%
2000-2009 15.7%
Since 2010 10.7%
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) 20,938
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 906
% married among women who gave birth
100.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
0.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 689,412
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 34,733
% married among women who gave birth 57.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 42.5%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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
Average family size 4
U.S. Born
Average household size 3
Average family size 3
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 655,753
Only native parent(s)
627,567
One or more foreign-born parents
28,186

Child is native

23,942

Child is foreign born

4,244
Children under age 6 with 203,783
Only native parent(s)
193,879
One or more foreign-born parents
9,904

Child is native

8,716

Child is foreign born

1,188
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 451,970
Only native parent(s)
433,688
One or more foreign-born parents
18,282

Child is native

15,226

Child is foreign born

3,056
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.

333,610
Only native parents 317,605
One or more foreign-born parents 16,005
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.3%
Child is native 3.7%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.9%
Child is native 4.3%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.0%
Child is native 3.4%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.8%
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, 2018 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. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.