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State Income Data - MS

Mississippi

Income & Poverty
2012
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, 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.

62,001
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 25.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 51.2%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 98.0%
% change: 1990-2000 68.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: 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.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 22.6%
With related children under age 18
29.9%
With related children under age 5
25.7%
Married-couple families 20.1%
With related children under age 18
26.4%
With related children under age 5
23.5%
Families with female householder, no husband present 40.0%
With related children under age 18
47.8%
With related children under age 5
27.9%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 20,328
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
17.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
68.9%
Noncitizens 41,673
Below 100% of the poverty level
27.8%
100-199% of the poverty level
29.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
42.5%
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) (%) 2,811,541
Below 100% of the poverty level 22.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 54.3%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 14.8%
% change: 1990-2000 -12.0%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 17.4%
With related children under age 18
26.5%
With related children under age 5
27.9%
Married-couple families 6.7%
With related children under age 18
9.3%
With related children under age 5
9.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 42.2%
With related children under age 18
51.5%
With related children under age 5
55.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 2,691,332
Below 100% of the poverty level 620,944
Speaks only English
2,598,845
Below 100% of the poverty level 592,250
Speaks Spanish
54,397
Below 100% of the poverty level 20,737
Speaks other Indo-European languages
15,376
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,136
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
16,804
Below 100% of the poverty level 3,109
Speaks other languages
5,910
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,712
%
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 22.8%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 38.1%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.4%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.5%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 29.0%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: 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.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 25,690
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 3.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 7.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 30.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 16.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 14.5%
Earned $75,000 or more 9.8%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenshi  
Naturalized citizens (%) 9,751
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
7.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
17.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
16.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
21.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.8%
Earned $75,000 or more
14.0%
Noncitizens (%) 15,939
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
4.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
7.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
38.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
13.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
10.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
7.2%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $30,848
Female $28,274
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
$45,545
Female
$31,958
Noncitizens  
Male
$26,316
Female
$23,702
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 842,899
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 7.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 20.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 20.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 16.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 11.2%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $40,024
Female $29,847
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: 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.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $43,040
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $48,330
Noncitizens $40,591
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $37,675
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) 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. 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 49.6%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 67.8%
Noncitizens 35.2%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 70.5%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with 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 (%) 54,737
With health insurance 53.6%
With private health insurance
46.6%
With public coverage
13.4%
No health insurance coverage 46.4%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 20,758
With health insurance 81.8%
With private health insurance
70.3%
With public coverage
25.2%
No health insurance coverage 18.2%
Noncitizens (%) 33,979
With health insurance 36.4%
With private health insurance
32.1%
With public coverage
6.1%
No health insurance coverage 63.6%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 2,863,668
With health insurance 83.5%
With private health insurance
56.3%
With public coverage
38.1%
No health insurance coverage 16.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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.
  • 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, 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.
  • “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.