Calhoun County, MS

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2022 Population
13,193
1.69% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.8
1.66% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.8%
8.42% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,505
8.17% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$82,900
16.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Calhoun County, MS had a population of 13.2k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $44,505. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Calhoun County, MS declined from 13,420 to 13,193, a −1.69% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,142 to $44,505, a 8.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Calhoun County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.4%), Other (Hispanic) (5.94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.303%).

None of the households in Calhoun County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Calhoun County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Calhoun County, MS was $82,900, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Calhoun County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Calhoun County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Calhoun County, MS is home to a population of 13.2k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.77% of Calhoun County, MS residents were born outside of the country (497 people).

In 2022, there were 2.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.42k people) in Calhoun County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.75k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 784 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Calhoun County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Calhoun County, MS was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Calhoun County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.42k ± 38
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.75k ± 40
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    784 ± 42
6.47%
Hispanic Population
854 people

In 2022, there were 2.25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.42k people) in Calhoun County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.75k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 784 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.47% of the people in Calhoun County, MS are hispanic (854 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Calhoun County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.77%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
497 people
3.66%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
491 people

As of 2022, 3.77% of Calhoun County, MS residents (497 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Calhoun County, MS was 3.66%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    150 ± 70
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    55 ± 37
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    53 ± 45

Calhoun County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Calhoun County, MS employs 5.67k people. The largest industries in Calhoun County, MS are Manufacturing (1,743 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (676 people), and Retail Trade (467 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,333), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,618), and Utilities ($48,810).

Occupations

5.67k
2022 Value
± 464
3.15%
1 Year growth
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Calhoun County, MS grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 5.5k employees to 5.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Calhoun County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,080 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (531 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (429 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Calhoun County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.67k
2022 Value
± 464
3.15%
1 Year growth
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Calhoun County, MS grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 5.5k employees to 5.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Calhoun County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,743 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (676 people), and Retail Trade (467 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Calhoun County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Calhoun County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,945
Median earning men ± $3,783
$28,171
Median earning women ± $3,722

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,750), Wholesale Trade ($63,500), and Retail Trade ($46,944).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,006), Public Administration ($31,591), and Manufacturing ($31,328).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 83
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 67
    Retail Trade
  3. 64
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Calhoun County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 70.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.9%), followed by Other (0.728%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Calhoun County, MS was $82,900 in 2022, which is 0.294 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $71,100 to $82,900, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Calhoun County, MS is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Calhoun County, MS have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Calhoun County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Calhoun County, MS is $44,505. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Calhoun County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $52,766, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $45,953 and $42,714.

Property

$82,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,155
$4,015
Median Property Taxes
±$326

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Calhoun County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2022
70.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.2% of the housing units in Calhoun County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Calhoun County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $52,766, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $45,953 and $42,714.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Calhoun County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$44,505
Median Household Income
± $3,793
5.64k
Number of Households
± 440

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.64k households in Calhoun County, MS grew to $44,505 from the previous year's value of $41,142.

The following chart displays the households in Calhoun County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Calhoun County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (86.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.02%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.16%)

In 2022, 86.6% of workers in Calhoun County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.02%) and those who worked at home (3.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Calhoun County, MS have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.03% of the workforce in Calhoun County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Calhoun County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Calhoun County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Calhoun County, MS (2.43k out of 12.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Calhoun County, MS is Black, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.5% of the population of Calhoun County, MS has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, MS see 7180 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.526% decrease from the previous year (7218 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4747 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 14241 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

7,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Calhoun County, MS

Primary care physicians in Calhoun County, MS see an average of 7,180 patients per year. This represents a 0.526% decrease from the previous year (7,218 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Calhoun County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
36.5%
Employer Coverage
22.8%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Calhoun County, MS declined by 1.01% from 11.6% to 11.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Calhoun County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Calhoun County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 41.1% in Calhoun County, MS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.6% in Calhoun County, MS.

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