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State Income Data - MS

Mississippi

Income & Poverty
2018
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 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.

65,584
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 59.8%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 63.4%
% 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 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.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 19.4%
With related children under age 18
28.5%
With related children under age 5
21.7%
Married-couple families 12.8%
With related children under age 18
18.6%
With related children under age 5
24.5%
Families with female householder, no husband present 57.1%
With related children under age 18
75.7%
With related children under age 5
100.0%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 25,850
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
16.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
72.8%
Noncitizens 39,734
Below 100% of the poverty level
22.8%
100-199% of the poverty level
26.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
51.2%
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 9,018
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.1%
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) (%) 2,820,864
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 58.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 2.2%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.0%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 14.9%
With related children under age 18
23.5%
With related children under age 5
21.9%
Married-couple families 5.5%
With related children under age 18
7.2%
With related children under age 5
9.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 37.9%
With related children under age 18
49.0%
With related children under age 5
45.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 2,712,511
Below 100% of the poverty level 515,157
Speaks only English
2,613,678
Below 100% of the poverty level 494,165
Speaks Spanish
58,385
Below 100% of the poverty level 13,714
Speaks other Indo-European languages
15,774
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,335
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
14,924
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,214
Speaks other languages
9,750
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,729
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.0%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.9%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.5%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.5%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.5%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 28.0%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: 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.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 29,561
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 6.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 6.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 19.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 14.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 16.7%
Earned $75,000 or more 20.0%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 10,988
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
7.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
7.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
11.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
22.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
17.4%
Earned $75,000 or more
32.2%
Noncitizens (%) 18,573
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
9.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
26.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
20.6%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
9.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
16.4%
Earned $75,000 or more
12.8%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $42,007
Female $25,904
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
$51,836
Female
$42,317
Noncitizens  
Male
$33,619
Female
$19,959
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 892,862
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 22.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 20.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 14.8%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $44,607
Female $33,760
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: 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.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $52,064
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $62,307
Noncitizens $47,872
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $44,479
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 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. 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 54.2%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 77.0%
Noncitizens 32.0%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 68.5%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private 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 (%) 66,301
With health insurance 65.2%
With private health insurance
56.9%
With public coverage
16.6%
No health insurance coverage 34.8%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 25,917
With health insurance 80.5%
With private health insurance
68.7%
With public coverage
28.9%
No health insurance coverage 19.5%
Noncitizens (%) 40,384
With health insurance 55.4%
With private health insurance
49.3%
With public coverage
8.8%
No health insurance coverage 44.6%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 2,853,372
With health insurance 88.4%
With private health insurance
60.6%
With public coverage
39.4%
No health insurance coverage 11.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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.
  • 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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Private coverage includes employer- or union-provided insurance, insurance purchased directly, and TRICARE (the health program of the U.S. military) or other military health care. Public coverage includes Medicare, Medicaid, or another governmental medical assistance program, and Veterans Administration health care. Individuals can be covered by more than one type of insurance, and they can be covered by both private and public insurers. Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with private health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.