E.g., 08/10/2022
E.g., 08/10/2022
State Income Data - MS
 

Mississippi

Income & Poverty
2019
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, 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.

65,551
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 56.4%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 77.8%
% change: 1990-2000 68.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

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.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 20.0%
With related children under age 18
28.1%
With related children under age 5
20.2%
Married-couple families 13.2%
With related children under age 18
19.2%
With related children under age 5
18.2%
Families with female householder, no husband present 49.3%
With related children under age 18
59.2%
With related children under age 5
40.1%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 27,398
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.5%
100-199% of the poverty level
17.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
68.9%
Noncitizens 38,153
Below 100% of the poverty level
24.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
28.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
47.5%
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 N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
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) (%) 2,821,216
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 22.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 57.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 5.4%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.0%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 15.4%
With related children under age 18
24.0%
With related children under age 5
22.7%
Married-couple families 6.2%
With related children under age 18
8.3%
With related children under age 5
8.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 37.7%
With related children under age 18
47.6%
With related children under age 5
46.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 2,702,301
Below 100% of the poverty level 510,432
Speaks only English
2,594,617
Below 100% of the poverty level 485,727
Speaks Spanish
62,626
Below 100% of the poverty level 19,299
Speaks other Indo-European languages
18,017
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,678
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
16,415
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,513
Speaks other languages
10,626
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,215
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.9%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.7%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 30.8%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.3%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.2%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.8%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

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.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 29,593
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 6.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 22.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 22.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 18.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 13.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 15.6%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 12,675
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
14.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
21.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
20.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
14.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
23.0%
Noncitizens (%) 16,918
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
3.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
7.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
27.4%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
22.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
16.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
12.7%
Earned $75,000 or more
10.0%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $35,544
Female $31,169
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
$44,005
Female
$32,333
Noncitizens  
Male
$30,367
Female
$28,378
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 894,332
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.7%
Earned $75,000 or more 15.4%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $44,598
Female $33,573
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

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.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $47,899
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $59,651
Noncitizens $39,722
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $45,018
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) 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. 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 53.1%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 71.2%
Noncitizens 35.4%
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 (%) 61,966
With health insurance 66.7%
With private health insurance
57.4%
With public coverage
15.9%
No health insurance coverage 33.3%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 27,691
With health insurance 85.5%
With private health insurance
71.5%
With public coverage
26.0%
No health insurance coverage 14.5%
Noncitizens (%) 34,275
With health insurance 51.6%
With private health insurance
46.0%
With public coverage
7.7%
No health insurance coverage 48.4%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 2,842,643
With health insurance 87.5%
With private health insurance
58.7%
With public coverage
39.9%
No health insurance coverage 12.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.