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State Demographics Data - MS

Mississippi

Demographics & Social
2012
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 59,303
% Foreign Born 2.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 48.6%
% change: 1990-2000 95.8%
Race (%)  
One race 99.5%
White
43.7%
Black or African American
6.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
29.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
19.4%
Two or more races 0.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 27,460
% Latino 46.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 8.4%
18-64 83.4%
65 and older 7.3%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.

35.7
Gender (% female) 45.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 34.3%
Married 52.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.6%

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 2,925,623
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 4.3%
% change: 1990-2000 9.9%
Race (%)  
One race 98.9%
White 59.6%
Black or African American 38.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 0.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.4%
Two or more races 1.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 52,661
% Latino 1.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.9%
5-17 18.5%
18-64 61.0%
65 and older 13.6%
Median Age 36
Gender (% female) 51.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 33.4%
Married 44.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.5%
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%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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.

59,303
Born in Africa 2,556
Born in Asia 19,942
Born in Europe 6,111
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 29,308
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,084
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.

59,303
Europe 6,111
Northern Europe 1,134
United Kingdom
993
Ireland
119
Other Northern Europe
22
Western Europe 2,492
France
385
Germany
2,087
Other Western Europe
20
Southern Europe 490
Italy
145
Portugal
199
Other Southern Europe
146
Eastern Europe 1,995
Poland
87
Russia
870
Other Eastern Europe
1,038
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 19,942
Eastern Asia 7,458
China
4,237

China, excluding Taiwan

4,158

Taiwan

79
Japan
2,052
Korea
1,169
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 4,663
India
3,784
Iran
264
Other South Central Asia
615
Southeastern Asia 6,814
Philippines
3,134
Vietnam
2,584
Other Southeastern Asia
1,096
Western Asia 890
Israel
151
Lebanon
36
Other Western Asia
703
Other Asia (no country specified) 117
Africa 2,556
Eastern Africa 263
Northern Africa
122
Western Africa
1,404
Middle and Southern Africa
544
Other Africa (no country specified)
223
Oceania 302
Australia and New Zealand subregion 302
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 30,392
Latin America 29,308
Caribbean
2,302

Cuba

1,349

Jamaica

368

Other Caribbean

585
Central America
24,645

Mexico

20,153

El Salvador

1,159

Other Central America

3,333
South America
2,361

Brazil

229

Colombia

698

Other South America

1,434
Northern America 1,084
Canada
892
Other Northern America
192
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 14,421
1990-1999 14,866
2000-2009 24,998
Since 2010 5,018
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.3%
Born in Asia 33.6%
Born in Europe 10.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 49.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.8%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 34.0%
Country #2 7.0%
Country #3 6.4%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 10.3%
Northern Europe 1.9%
United Kingdom 1.7%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.0%
Western Europe 4.2%
France 0.6%
Germany 3.5%
Other Western Europe 0.0%
Southern Europe 0.8%
Italy 0.2%
Portugal 0.3%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 3.4%
Poland 0.1%
Russia 1.5%
Other Eastern Europe 1.8%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 33.6%
Eastern Asia 12.6%
China 7.1%
China, excluding Taiwan 7.0%
Taiwan 0.1%
Japan 3.5%
Korea 2.0%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 7.9%
India 6.4%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 1.0%
Southeastern Asia 11.5%
Philippines 5.3%
Vietnam 4.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.8%
Western Asia 1.5%
Israel 0.3%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.2%
Africa 4.3%
Eastern Africa 0.4%
Northern Africa 0.2%
Western Africa 2.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.9%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.5%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.5%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 51.2%
Latin America 49.4%
Caribbean 3.9%
Cuba 2.3%
Jamaica 0.6%
Other Caribbean 1.0%
Central America 41.6%
Mexico 34.0%
El Salvador 2.0%
Other Central America 5.6%
South America 4.0%
Brazil 0.4%
Colombia 1.2%
Other South America 2.4%
Northern America 1.8%
Canada 1.5%
Other Northern America 0.3%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 24.3%
1980-1989 25.1%
1990-1999 42.2%
Since 2000 8.5%
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 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 8.4%
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 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 9.8%
Country #2 9.6%
Country #3 9.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 59,303
Naturalized citizens 21,299
Noncitizens 38,004
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 21,299
Before 1980 4,497
1980-1989 2,431
1990-1999 3,624
2000-2009 8,392
Since 2010 2,355
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 35.9%
Noncitizens 64.1%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 21.1%
1980-1989 11.4%
1990-1999 17.0%
2000-2009 39.4%
Since 2010 11.1%
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) 18,283
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,252
% married among women who gave birth
79.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
20.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 709,303
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 39,342
% married among women who gave birth 49.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 50.7%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 3.22
Average family size 3.71
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.64
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. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 694,285
Only native parent(s)
670,067
One or more foreign-born parents
24,218

Child is native

20,638

Child is foreign born

3,580
Children under age 6 with 231,540
Only native parent(s)
222,983
One or more foreign-born parents
8,557

Child is native

8,221

Child is foreign born

336
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 462,745
Only native parent(s)
447,084
One or more foreign-born parents
15,661

Child is native

12,417

Child is foreign born

3,244
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

413,241
Only native parents 396,854
One or more foreign-born parents 16,387
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.5%
Child is native 3.0%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.7%
Child is native 3.6%
Child is foreign born 0.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.4%
Child is native 2.7%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 96.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.0%
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. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 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 a number 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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 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.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.