Jones County, MS

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2022 Population
67,152
0.33% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
21.3%
2.11% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$49,451
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$120,100
16.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
28,015
0.553% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jones County, MS had a population of 67.2k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $49,451. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jones County, MS declined from 67,374 to 67,152, a −0.33% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,659 to $49,451, a 13.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jones County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.26%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.22%).

None of the households in Jones 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.

98.2% of the residents in Jones County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jones County, MS are Jones County Junior College (1,118 degrees awarded in 2022), Hatfield's Mississippi College of Beauty Culture (39 degrees), and Southeastern Baptist College (14 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Jones County, MS was $120,100, and the homeownership rate was 74.6%.

Most people in Jones County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jones County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jones County, MS is home to a population of 67.2k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.37% of Jones County, MS residents were born outside of the country (1.59k people).

In 2022, there were 2.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.1k people) in Jones County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.52k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Jones County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jones County, MS was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jones County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    43.1k ± 99
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19.4k ± 336
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.52k ± 500
4.72%
Hispanic Population
3.17k people

In 2022, there were 2.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.1k people) in Jones County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.52k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.72% of the people in Jones County, MS are hispanic (3.17k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.59k people
2.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.56k people

As of 2022, 2.37% of Jones County, MS residents (1.59k 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 Jones County, MS was 2.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,017 ± 248
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    600 ± 250
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    477 ± 186

Jones County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jones County, MS employs 28k people. The largest industries in Jones County, MS are Manufacturing (4,494 people), Retail Trade (3,959 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,552 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,008), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,439), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,380).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28k
2022 Value
± 1,557
0.553%
1 Year growth
± 7.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jones County, MS grew at a rate of 0.553%, from 27.9k employees to 28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jones County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,290 people), Production Occupations (2,956 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,708 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jones County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28k
2022 Value
± 1,557
0.553%
1 Year growth
± 7.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jones County, MS grew at a rate of 0.553%, from 27.9k employees to 28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jones County, MS, are Manufacturing (4,494 people), Retail Trade (3,959 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,552 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jones County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Jones 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

$41,380
Median earning men ± $2,231
$27,140
Median earning women ± $2,757

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,813), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,622), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,899).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,023), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,383), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,170).

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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. 372
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 347
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 302
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jones County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 70.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.3%), followed by Other (0.595%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Jones County, MS awarded 1,171 degrees. The student population of Jones County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,743 male students and 2,808 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jones County, MS are White (782 and 66.8%), followed by Black or African American (350 and 29.9%), Two or More Races (15 and 1.28%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (11 and 0.939%).

The largest universities in Jones County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Jones County Junior College (1,118 and 95.5%), Hatfield's Mississippi College of Beauty Culture (39 and 3.33%), and Southeastern Baptist College (14 and 1.2%).

The most popular majors in Jones County, MS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (491 and 41.9%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (66 and 5.64%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (64 and 5.47%).

The median tuition cost in Jones County, MS for private four year colleges is $6,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2020 in Jones County, MS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 56.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 78.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,551 (38.3% men and 61.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,551 students enrolled in Jones County, MS, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,827 records, of which 60.1% were women and 39.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 58 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 491 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jones County, MS was Registered Nursing with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Jones County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,118 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Jones County Junior College with 1,118 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 490 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jones County, MS, which is 0.72 times less than the 681 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 782 degrees mean that there were 2.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 350 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($6,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($275) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Jones County, MS was $120,100 in 2022, which is 0.426 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $102,900 to $120,100, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Jones County, MS is 74.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jones County, MS have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jones County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jones County, MS is $49,451. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jones County, MS was Census Tract 9504.01 with a value of $69,729, followed by Census Tract 9503.01 and Census Tract 9503.02, with respective values of $59,844 and $48,882.

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jones County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.65%.

Property

$120,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,681
$18,156
Median Property Taxes
±$1,127

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

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Rent vs Own

74.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.6% of the housing units in Jones County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504.01
  2. Census Tract 9503.01
  3. Census Tract 9503.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jones County, MS was Census Tract 9504.01 with a value of $69,729, followed by Census Tract 9503.01 and Census Tract 9503.02, with respective values of $59,844 and $48,882.

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

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Household Income

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$49,451
Median Household Income
± $3,828
24.3k
Number of Households
± 1,412

In 2022, the median household income of the 24.3k households in Jones County, MS grew to $49,451 from the previous year's value of $43,659.

The following chart displays the households in Jones 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 Jones 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 (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.36%)

In 2022, 84.6% of workers in Jones County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (2.36%).

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jones County, MS have a shorter commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.93% of the workforce in Jones County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jones County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.65%.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jones County, MS (13.9k out of 65.5k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jones County, MS is Black, followed by White 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 26.1% of the children was living in poverty in Jones County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 224 in Jones County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 90.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89% of the population of Jones County, MS has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jones County, MS see 2128 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.62% decrease from the previous year (2208 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1789 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 971 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,128 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jones County, MS

Primary care physicians in Jones County, MS see an average of 2,128 patients per year. This represents a 3.62% decrease from the previous year (2,208 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jones 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 26.9% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

11%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jones County, MS grew by 0.185% from 11% to 11%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 79 in Jones 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 42.8% in Jones County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.7% in Jones County, MS.

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