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State Demographics Data - MS

Mississippi

Demographics & Social
2016
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 58,766
% Foreign Born 2.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2016 47.3%
% change: 1990-2000 95.8%
Race (%)  
One race 98.5%
White
43.8%
Black or African American
6.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.0%
Asian
29.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
19.1%
Two or more races 1.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 26,435
% Latino 45.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.1%
5-17 6.5%
18-64 82.0%
65 and older 10.4%
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 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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) 51.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.7%
Married 63.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 10.0%

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 2,929,960
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 4.5%
% change: 1990-2000 9.9%
Race (%)  
One race 98.9%
White 58.8%
Black or African American 38.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.0%
Asian 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.7%
Two or more races 1.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 60,298
% Latino 2.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.4%
5-17 18.2%
18-64 60.3%
65 and older 15.1%
Median Age 36.6
Gender (% female) 51.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.4%
Married 43.8%
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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Number 2,804,750
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Foreign Born
Number 20,383
% Foreign Born 0.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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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.

58,766
Born in Africa 3,195
Born in Asia 20,074
Born in Europe 5,249
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 28,130
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,816
Born in Oceania 302
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.

58,766
Europe 5,249
Northern Europe 1,226
United Kingdom
989
Ireland
125
Other Northern Europe
112
Western Europe 2,138
France
93
Germany
1,488
Other Western Europe
557
Southern Europe 590
Italy
49
Portugal
385
Other Southern Europe
156
Eastern Europe 1,295
Poland
404
Russia
327
Other Eastern Europe
564
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 20,074
Eastern Asia 5,984
China
3,917

China, excluding Taiwan

3,678

Taiwan

239
Japan
1,422
Korea
645
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 4,198
India
3,565
Iran
34
Other South Central Asia
599
Southeastern Asia 8,040
Philippines
3,523
Vietnam
3,225
Other Southeastern Asia
1,292
Western Asia 1,814
Israel
0
Lebanon
214
Other Western Asia
1,600
Other Asia (no country specified) 38
Africa 3,195
Eastern Africa 728
Northern Africa
1,105
Western Africa
1,012
Middle and Southern Africa
164
Other Africa (no country specified)
186
Oceania 302
Australia and New Zealand subregion 257
Oceania (no country specified) 45
Americas 29,946
Latin America 28,130
Caribbean
2,542

Cuba

523

Jamaica

1,073

Other Caribbean

946
Central America
23,098

Mexico

17,632

El Salvador

1,025

Other Central America

4,441
South America
2,490

Brazil

263

Colombia

1,045

Other South America

1,182
Northern America 1,816
Canada
1,816
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 14,951
1990-1999 12,770
2000-2009 17,869
Since 2010 13,176
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 5.4%
Born in Asia 34.2%
Born in Europe 8.9%
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) 3.1%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 34.00
Country #2 7.00%
Country #3 6.40
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 8.9%
Northern Europe 2.1%
United Kingdom 1.7%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 3.6%
France 0.2%
Germany 2.5%
Other Western Europe 0.9%
Southern Europe 1.0%
Italy 0.1%
Portugal 0.7%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 2.2%
Poland 0.7%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 1.0%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 34.2%
Eastern Asia 10.2%
China 6.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 6.3%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 2.4%
Korea 1.1%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 7.1%
India 6.1%
Iran 0.1%
Other South Central Asia 1.0%
Southeastern Asia 13.7%
Philippines 6.0%
Vietnam 5.5%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.2%
Western Asia 3.1%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.4%
Other Western Asia 2.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 5.4%
Eastern Africa 1.2%
Northern Africa 1.9%
Western Africa 1.7%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 0.5%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.4%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 51.0%
Latin America 47.9%
Caribbean 4.3%
Cuba 0.9%
Jamaica 1.8%
Other Caribbean 1.6%
Central America 39.3%
Mexico 30.0%
El Salvador 1.7%
Other Central America 7.6%
South America 4.2%
Brazil 0.4%
Colombia 1.8%
Other South America 2.0%
Northern America 3.1%
Canada 3.1%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 25.4%
1980-1989 21.7%
1990-1999 30.4%
Since 2000 22.4%
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 23.80
Country #2 8.40%
Country #3 6.50
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 9.80%
Country #2 9.60%
Country #3 9.10%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 58,766
Naturalized citizens 23,466
Noncitizens 35,300
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 23,466
Before 1980 3,187
1980-1989 2,635
1990-1999 3,815
2000-2009 7,094
Since 2010 6,735
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.9%
Noncitizens 60.1%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.6%
1980-1989 11.2%
1990-1999 16.3%
2000-2009 30.2%
Since 2010 28.7%
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) 18,647
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,582
% married among women who gave birth
75.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
24.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 695,576
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 35,984
% married among women who gave birth 48.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 51.2%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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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 Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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 3.20
Average family size 3.71
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.62
Average family size 3.22
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 669,293
Only native parent(s)
638,551
One or more foreign-born parents
30,742

Child is native

27,324

Child is foreign born

3,418
Children under age 6 with 210,075
Only native parent(s)
200,405
One or more foreign-born parents
9,670

Child is native

8,890

Child is foreign born

780
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 459,218
Only native parent(s)
438,146
One or more foreign-born parents
21,072

Child is native

18,434

Child is foreign born

2,638
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.

350,834
Only native parents 330,227
One or more foreign-born parents 20,607
%
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) 95.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.6%
Child is native 4.2%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.6%
Child is native 4.0%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 94.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.9%
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, 2016 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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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.