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State Demographics Data - MS

Mississippi

Demographics & Social
2017
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 65,718
% Foreign Born 2.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 64.7%
% change: 1990-2000 95.8%
Race (%)  
One race 96.9%
White
42.9%
Black or African American
2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.9%
Asian
28.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
22.3%
Two or more races 3.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 28,311
% Latino 43.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.4%
5-17 6.6%
18-64 79.2%
65 and older 13.8%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

41.8
Gender (% female) 47.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 32.3%
Married 54.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.5%

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 2,918,382
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 4.1%
% change: 1990-2000 9.9%
Race (%)  
One race 98.7%
White 58.5%
Black or African American 38.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.6%
Two or more races 1.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 57,724
% Latino 2.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.2%
5-17 18.1%
18-64 60.0%
65 and older 15.6%
Median Age 37.3
Gender (% female) 51.6%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.9%
Married 43.4%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.7%
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.

65,718
Born in Africa 1,530
Born in Asia 22,667
Born in Europe 7,306
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 32,090
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,611
Born in Oceania 514
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.

65,718
Europe 7,306
Northern Europe 2,811
United Kingdom
2,385
Ireland
164
Other Northern Europe
262
Western Europe 2,456
France
248
Germany
1,693
Other Western Europe
515
Southern Europe 198
Italy
150
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
48
Eastern Europe 1,841
Poland
405
Russia
621
Other Eastern Europe
815
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 22,667
Eastern Asia 4,242
China
2,862

China, excluding Taiwan

2,434

Taiwan

428
Japan
834
Korea
546
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 5,603
India
4,470
Iran
227
Other South Central Asia
906
Southeastern Asia 10,693
Philippines
4,560
Vietnam
5,008
Other Southeastern Asia
1,125
Western Asia 2,013
Israel
68
Lebanon
243
Other Western Asia
1,702
Other Asia (no country specified) 116
Africa 1,530
Eastern Africa 332
Northern Africa
487
Western Africa
362
Middle and Southern Africa
93
Other Africa (no country specified)
256
Oceania 514
Australia and New Zealand subregion 468
Oceania (no country specified) 46
Americas 33,701
Latin America 32,090
Caribbean
3,428

Cuba

1,164

Jamaica

498

Other Caribbean

1,766
Central America
26,040

Mexico

21,627

El Salvador

425

Other Central America

3,988
South America
2,622

Brazil

417

Colombia

996

Other South America

1,209
Northern America 1,611
Canada
1,611
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 17,786
1990-1999 11,660
2000-2009 15,866
Since 2010 20,406
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 2.3%
Born in Asia 34.5%
Born in Europe 11.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 48.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.5%
Born in Oceania 0.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 34
Country #2 7.00%
Country #3 6.4
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 11.1%
Northern Europe 4.3%
United Kingdom 3.6%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 3.7%
France 0.4%
Germany 2.6%
Other Western Europe 0.8%
Southern Europe 0.3%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.1%
Eastern Europe 2.8%
Poland 0.6%
Russia 0.9%
Other Eastern Europe 1.2%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 34.5%
Eastern Asia 6.5%
China 4.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.7%
Taiwan 0.7%
Japan 1.3%
Korea 0.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 8.5%
India 6.8%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 1.4%
Southeastern Asia 16.3%
Philippines 6.9%
Vietnam 7.6%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.7%
Western Asia 3.1%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.4%
Other Western Asia 2.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.2%
Africa 2.3%
Eastern Africa 0.5%
Northern Africa 0.7%
Western Africa 0.6%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.1%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.8%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.7%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 51.3%
Latin America 48.8%
Caribbean 5.2%
Cuba 1.8%
Jamaica 0.8%
Other Caribbean 2.7%
Central America 39.6%
Mexico 32.9%
El Salvador 0.6%
Other Central America 6.1%
South America 4.0%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 1.5%
Other South America 1.8%
Northern America 2.5%
Canada 2.5%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 27.1%
1980-1989 17.7%
1990-1999 24.1%
Since 2000 31.1%
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 8.40%
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 0
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 9.80%
Country #2 9.60%
Country #3 9.10%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 65,718
Naturalized citizens 28,028
Noncitizens 37,690
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 28,028
Before 1980 4,905
1980-1989 3,337
1990-1999 6,295
2000-2009 4,746
Since 2010 8,745
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 42.6%
Noncitizens 57.4%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 17.5%
1980-1989 11.9%
1990-1999 22.5%
2000-2009 16.9%
Since 2010 31.2%
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) 18,722
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,507
% married among women who gave birth
76.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
23.5%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 688,610
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 36,826
% married among women who gave birth 47.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 52.5%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
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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 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 3.33
Average family size 3.75
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.63
Average family size 3.3
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 663,686
Only native parent(s)
633,045
One or more foreign-born parents
30,641

Child is native

27,506

Child is foreign born

3,135
Children under age 6 with 205,303
Only native parent(s)
196,545
One or more foreign-born parents
8,758

Child is native

8,697

Child is foreign born

61
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 458,383
Only native parent(s)
436,500
One or more foreign-born parents
21,883

Child is native

18,809

Child is foreign born

3,074
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.

339,585
Only native parents 322,620
One or more foreign-born parents 16,965
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.6%
Child is native 4.1%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.3%
Child is native 4.2%
Child is foreign born 0.0%
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 4.1%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.0%
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, 2017 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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.