Covington County, MS

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2022 Population
18,323
0.909% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.8
1.34% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.6%
3.81% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$40,164
0.172% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$76,700
0.519% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Covington County, MS had a population of 18.3k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $40,164. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Covington County, MS declined from 18,491 to 18,323, a −0.909% decrease and its median household income declined from $40,233 to $40,164, a −0.172% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Covington County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.69%), White (Hispanic) (1.09%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.759%).

None of the households in Covington 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.

99.6% of the residents in Covington County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Covington County, MS was $76,700, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%.

Most people in Covington County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Covington County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Covington County, MS is home to a population of 18.3k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.17% of Covington County, MS residents were born outside of the country (215 people).

In 2022, there were 1.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.9k people) in Covington County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 493 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Covington County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Covington County, MS was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Covington County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.9k ± 115
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.39k ± 283
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    493 ± 278
2.54%
Hispanic Population
465 people

In 2022, there were 1.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.9k people) in Covington County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 493 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.54% of the people in Covington County, MS are hispanic (465 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.17%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
215 people
0.73%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
135 people

As of 2022, 1.17% of Covington County, MS residents (215 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 Covington County, MS was 0.73%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    363 ± 157
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    28 ± 38
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    25 ± 47

Covington County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Covington County, MS employs 7.13k people. The largest industries in Covington County, MS are Manufacturing (1,376 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,308 people), and Retail Trade (1,225 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($141,964), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,393).

Occupations

7.13k
2022 Value
± 807
−4.85%
1 Year decline
± 16.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Covington County, MS declined at a rate of −4.85%, from 7.49k employees to 7.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Covington County, MS, are Production Occupations (977 people), Sales & Related Occupations (880 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (737 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Covington County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.13k
2022 Value
± 807
−4.85%
1 Year decline
± 16.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Covington County, MS declined at a rate of −4.85%, from 7.49k employees to 7.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Covington County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,376 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,308 people), and Retail Trade (1,225 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Covington County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Covington 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

$39,028
Median earning men ± $5,544
$29,328
Median earning women ± $4,252

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($79,122), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($68,162), and Manufacturing ($68,154).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,135), Public Administration ($41,156), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,588).

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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. 93
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 84
    Retail Trade
  3. 67
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Covington County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 62.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.5%), followed by Other (0.609%).

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.

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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 Covington County, MS was $76,700 in 2022, which is 0.272 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $77,100 to $76,700, a 0.519% decrease. The homeownership rate in Covington County, MS is 75.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Covington County, MS have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Covington County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Covington County, MS is $40,164. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Covington County, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $47,430, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $35,330 and $35,151.

Property

$76,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,380
$5,241
Median Property Taxes
±$603

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 Covington County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.4% of the housing units in Covington County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Covington County, MS was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $47,430, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $35,330 and $35,151.

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

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Household Income

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$40,164
Median Household Income
± $5,734
6.95k
Number of Households
± 728

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.95k households in Covington County, MS declined from $40,164 from the previous year's value of $40,233.

The following chart displays the households in Covington 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 Covington 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 (86.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.68%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.77%)

In 2022, 86.9% of workers in Covington County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.68%) and those who worked at home (1.77%).

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

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Covington County, MS have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Covington 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 Covington County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Covington County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Covington County, MS (4.25k out of 18k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Covington County, MS is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

90.1% of the population of Covington County, MS has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Covington County, MS see 2330 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.15% decrease from the previous year (2357 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3086 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1235 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,330 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Covington County, MS

Primary care physicians in Covington County, MS see an average of 2,330 patients per year. This represents a 1.15% decrease from the previous year (2,357 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Covington 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 25.9% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.94%
Uninsured
44.3%
Employer Coverage
23.1%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Covington County, MS declined by 2.56% from 10.2% to 9.94%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Covington 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 81.3 in Covington 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 42.1% in Covington County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.4% in Covington County, MS.

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