Greene County, MS

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2022 Population
13,672
0.139% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
0.506% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.4%
20.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,000
0.845% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$97,500
14% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Greene County, MS had a population of 13.7k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $50,000. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Greene County, MS grew from 13,653 to 13,672, a 0.139% increase and its median household income grew from $49,581 to $50,000, a 0.845% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greene County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.702%), and White (Hispanic) (0.688%).

None of the households in Greene 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.

99.3% of the residents in Greene County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Greene County, MS was $97,500, and the homeownership rate was 76.2%.

Most people in Greene County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 45.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Greene County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Greene County, MS is home to a population of 13.7k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.856% of Greene County, MS residents were born outside of the country (117 people).

In 2022, there were 2.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.69k people) in Greene County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 232 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Greene County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Greene County, MS was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greene County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.69k ± 69
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.48k ± 125
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    232 ± 111
1.3%
Hispanic Population
178 people

In 2022, there were 2.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.69k people) in Greene County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 232 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.3% of the people in Greene County, MS are hispanic (178 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.856%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
117 people
1.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
198 people

As of 2022, 0.856% of Greene County, MS residents (117 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 Greene County, MS was 1.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    216 ± 124
  2. Vietnam
    156 ± 79
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    87 ± 74

Greene County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Greene County, MS employs 3.25k people. The largest industries in Greene County, MS are Construction (600 people), Educational Services (408 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (338 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,000), Information ($81,583), and Construction ($59,924).

Occupations

3.25k
2022 Value
± 477
3.74%
1 Year growth
± 19.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greene County, MS grew at a rate of 3.74%, from 3.13k employees to 3.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greene County, MS, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (376 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (329 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (308 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greene County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.25k
2022 Value
± 477
3.74%
1 Year growth
± 19.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greene County, MS grew at a rate of 3.74%, from 3.13k employees to 3.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greene County, MS, are Construction (600 people), Educational Services (408 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (338 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greene County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Greene 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

$52,929
Median earning men ± $8,719
$29,193
Median earning women ± $7,211

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Construction ($68,500), Retail Trade ($62,966), and Wholesale Trade ($60,667).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($58,788), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,800), and Public Administration ($42,933).

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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. 38
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 32
    Retail Trade
  3. 30
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Greene County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 82.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (16.6%), followed by Other (0.551%).

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greene County, MS was $97,500 in 2022, which is 0.346 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $85,500 to $97,500, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Greene County, MS is 76.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Greene County, MS have an average commute time of 45.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greene County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$97,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,160
$2,978
Median Property Taxes
±$412

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Greene County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.2%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.2% of the housing units in Greene County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81%.

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Income by Location

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

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Household Income

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$50,000
Median Household Income
± $7,358
3.91k
Number of Households
± 494

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.91k households in Greene County, MS grew to $50,000 from the previous year's value of $49,581.

The following chart displays the households in Greene 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greene 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 (67.4%)
  2. Carpooled (18.8%)
  3. Other (7.16%)

In 2022, 67.4% of workers in Greene County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (18.8%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (7.16%).

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

45.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greene County, MS have a longer commute time (45.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 12.6% of the workforce in Greene 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 Greene County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greene County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greene County, MS (1.82k out of 9.92k 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 45 - 54 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

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

85.9% of the population of Greene County, MS has health coverage, with 40.7% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.6% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.1%
Uninsured
40.7%
Employer Coverage
18.5%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greene County, MS declined by 1.98% from 14.4% to 14.1%.

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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 Greene County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 38.4% in Greene County, MS.

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