E.g., 04/27/2015
E.g., 04/27/2015

State Income Data - MS

Mississippi

Income & Poverty
2013
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, 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.

59,942
Below 100% of the poverty level 25.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 50.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 111.2%
% change: 1990-2000 68.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: 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.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 27.3%
With related children under age 18
34.2%
With related children under age 5
26.5%
Married-couple families 21.7%
With related children under age 18
26.5%
With related children under age 5
20.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 49.2%
With related children under age 18
55.4%
With related children under age 5
51.9%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 22,199
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.8%
100-199% of the poverty level
19.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
66.2%
Noncitizens 37,743
Below 100% of the poverty level
32.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
26.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
41.6%
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) (%) 2,829,326
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 53.1%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 21.3%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.0%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 18.0%
With related children under age 18
27.8%
With related children under age 5
28.0%
Married-couple families 7.2%
With related children under age 18
10.5%
With related children under age 5
9.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 42.5%
With related children under age 18
52.5%
With related children under age 5
55.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 2,698,517
Below 100% of the poverty level 622,762
Speaks only English
2,601,491
Below 100% of the poverty level 597,049
Speaks Spanish
55,108
Below 100% of the poverty level 17,221
Speaks other Indo-European languages
16,335
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,507
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
17,015
Below 100% of the poverty level 2,085
Speaks other languages
8,568
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,900
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.1%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.0%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 31.2%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.3%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.3%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 45.5%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: 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.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 25,303
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 8.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 23.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 21.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 18.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 15.1%
Earned $75,000 or more 11.0%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 10,465
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
13.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
21.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
21.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
19.0%
Earned $75,000 or more
17.5%
Noncitizens (%) 14,838
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
10.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
31.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
21.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
16.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
12.3%
Earned $75,000 or more
6.5%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $32,152
Female $29,870
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
$46,818
Female
$32,486
Noncitizens  
Male
$27,492
Female
$23,070
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 841,680
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 6.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 19.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 20.6%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 17.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 11.8%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $40,602
Female $30,458
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: 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.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $41,597
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $49,626
Noncitizens $34,733
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $38,014
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) 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. 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 49.9%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 70.2%
Noncitizens 32.4%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 68.9%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public 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 (%) 58,501
With health insurance 59.3%
With private health insurance
51.7%
With public coverage
14.2%
No health insurance coverage 40.7%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 23,399
With health insurance 74.8%
With private health insurance
61.9%
With public coverage
27.1%
No health insurance coverage 25.2%
Noncitizens (%) 35,102
With health insurance 49.0%
With private health insurance
45.0%
With public coverage
5.7%
No health insurance coverage 51.0%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 2,866,710
With health insurance 83.4%
With private health insurance
56.0%
With public coverage
38.2%
No health insurance coverage 16.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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.
  • 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, 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.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.