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State Demographics Data - MS

Mississippi

Demographics & Social
2013
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 62,899
% Foreign Born 2.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 57.6%
% change: 1990-2000 95.8%
Race (%)  
One race 96.1%
White
44.5%
Black or African American
5.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
28.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
16.5%
Two or more races 3.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 27,975
% Latino 44.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 7.7%
18-64 82.5%
65 and older 9.1%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.

37.5
Gender (% female) 48.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.4%
Married 58.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.5%

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 2,928,308
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 4.4%
% change: 1990-2000 9.9%
Race (%)  
One race 99.0%
White 59.3%
Black or African American 38.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.5%
Two or more races 1.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 52,480
% Latino 1.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.7%
5-17 18.3%
18-64 61.1%
65 and older 14.0%
Median Age 36.3
Gender (% female) 51.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 33.6%
Married 44.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.1%
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.

62,899
Born in Africa 2,149
Born in Asia 22,365
Born in Europe 6,856
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 29,896
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,527
Born in Oceania 106
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.

62,899
Europe 6,856
Northern Europe 1,848
United Kingdom
1,282
Ireland
272
Other Northern Europe
294
Western Europe 1,910
France
140
Germany
1,595
Other Western Europe
175
Southern Europe 624
Italy
349
Portugal
40
Other Southern Europe
235
Eastern Europe 2,334
Poland
0
Russia
491
Other Eastern Europe
1,843
Other Europe (no country specified) 140
Asia 22,365
Eastern Asia 6,244
China
2,709

China, excluding Taiwan

2,053

Taiwan

656
Japan
936
Korea
2,599
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 4,978
India
2,736
Iran
419
Other South Central Asia
1,823
Southeastern Asia 8,596
Philippines
3,010
Vietnam
4,681
Other Southeastern Asia
905
Western Asia 2,316
Israel
0
Lebanon
281
Other Western Asia
2,035
Other Asia (no country specified) 231
Africa 2,149
Eastern Africa 786
Northern Africa
10
Western Africa
599
Middle and Southern Africa
357
Other Africa (no country specified)
397
Oceania 106
Australia and New Zealand subregion 106
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 31,423
Latin America 29,896
Caribbean
2,537

Cuba

313

Jamaica

1,185

Other Caribbean

1,039
Central America
23,962

Mexico

18,758

El Salvador

846

Other Central America

4,358
South America
3,397

Brazil

91

Colombia

423

Other South America

2,883
Northern America 1,527
Canada
1,527
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 18,184
1990-1999 12,942
2000-2009 21,756
Since 2010 10,017
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.4%
Born in Asia 35.6%
Born in Europe 10.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 47.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2.4%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 34.0%
Country #2 7.0%
Country #3 6.4%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 10.9%
Northern Europe 2.9%
United Kingdom 2.0%
Ireland 0.4%
Other Northern Europe 0.5%
Western Europe 3.0%
France 0.2%
Germany 2.5%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 1.0%
Italy 0.6%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 3.7%
Poland 0.0%
Russia 0.8%
Other Eastern Europe 2.9%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.2%
Asia 35.6%
Eastern Asia 9.9%
China 4.3%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.3%
Taiwan 1.0%
Japan 1.5%
Korea 4.1%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 7.9%
India 4.3%
Iran 0.7%
Other South Central Asia 2.9%
Southeastern Asia 13.7%
Philippines 4.8%
Vietnam 7.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.4%
Western Asia 3.7%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.4%
Other Western Asia 3.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.4%
Africa 3.4%
Eastern Africa 1.2%
Northern Africa 0.0%
Western Africa 1.0%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.6%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 50.0%
Latin America 47.5%
Caribbean 4.0%
Cuba 0.5%
Jamaica 1.9%
Other Caribbean 1.7%
Central America 38.1%
Mexico 29.8%
El Salvador 1.3%
Other Central America 6.9%
South America 5.4%
Brazil 0.1%
Colombia 0.7%
Other South America 4.6%
Northern America 2.4%
Canada 2.4%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 28.9%
1980-1989 20.6%
1990-1999 34.6%
Since 2000 15.9%
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 62,899
Naturalized citizens 24,044
Noncitizens 38,855
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 24,044
Before 1980 3,607
1980-1989 3,006
1990-1999 4,811
2000-2009 7,634
Since 2010 4,986
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 38.2%
Noncitizens 61.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.0%
1980-1989 12.5%
1990-1999 20.0%
2000-2009 31.8%
Since 2010 20.7%
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) 18,815
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,118
% married among women who gave birth
96.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
3.4%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 703,128
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 37,513
% married among women who gave birth 49.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 50.5%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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 3.69
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.65
Average family size 3.24
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 684,715
Only native parent(s)
655,303
One or more foreign-born parents
28,697

Child is native

24,545

Child is foreign born

4,152
Children under age 6 with 226,869
Only native parent(s)
216,599
One or more foreign-born parents
10,270

Child is native

9,953

Child is foreign born

317
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 457,846
Only native parent(s)
438,704
One or more foreign-born parents
18,427

Child is native

14,592

Child is foreign born

3,835
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.

391,899
Only native parents 371,902
One or more foreign-born parents 19,344
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.2%
Child is native 3.6%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.5%
Child is native 4.4%
Child is foreign born 0.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.0%
Child is native 3.2%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 94.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.9%
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 the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • 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.