Montgomery County, MS

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2022 Population
9,803
1.46% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42
0.239% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.2%
5.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$36,845
2.62% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$97,100
7.89% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Montgomery County, MS had a population of 9.8k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $36,845. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Montgomery County, MS declined from 9,948 to 9,803, a −1.46% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,903 to $36,845, a 2.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%), Other (Hispanic) (0.459%), and White (Hispanic) (0.0918%).

None of the households in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Montgomery County, MS was $97,100, and the homeownership rate was 66.6%.

Most people in Montgomery County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Montgomery County, MS is home to a population of 9.8k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.459% of Montgomery County, MS residents were born outside of the country (45 people).

In 2022, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.11k people) in Montgomery County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 126 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Montgomery County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, MS was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.11k ± 20
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.51k ± 105
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    126 ± 95.1
0.632%
Hispanic Population
62 people

In 2022, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.11k people) in Montgomery County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 126 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.632% of the people in Montgomery County, MS are hispanic (62 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.459%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
45 people
0.935%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
93 people

As of 2022, 0.459% of Montgomery County, MS residents (45 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 Montgomery County, MS was 0.935%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    208 ± 97
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    49 ± 47
  3. Korea
    24 ± 43

Montgomery County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Montgomery County, MS employs 3.52k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, MS are Manufacturing (662 people), Educational Services (378 people), and Retail Trade (369 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,214), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,917), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,589).

Occupations

3.52k
2022 Value
± 479
−2.01%
1 Year decline
± 19.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, MS declined at a rate of −2.01%, from 3.59k employees to 3.52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, MS, are Production Occupations (472 people), Sales & Related Occupations (333 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (330 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.52k
2022 Value
± 479
−2.01%
1 Year decline
± 19.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, MS declined at a rate of −2.01%, from 3.59k employees to 3.52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, MS, are Manufacturing (662 people), Educational Services (378 people), and Retail Trade (369 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery 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

$33,352
Median earning men ± $8,553
$23,505
Median earning women ± $6,776

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,936), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,536), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,656), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,056), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,125).

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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. 82
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 57
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 56
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montgomery County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.8%), followed by Other (0.552%).

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 Montgomery County, MS was $97,100 in 2022, which is 0.344 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $90,000 to $97,100, a 7.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, MS is 66.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Montgomery County, MS have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montgomery County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$97,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,250
$2,552
Median Property Taxes
±$321

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

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

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.6% of the housing units in Montgomery County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9501

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

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Household Income

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$36,845
Median Household Income
± $5,992
3.83k
Number of Households
± 453

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.83k households in Montgomery County, MS grew to $36,845 from the previous year's value of $35,903.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78%)
  2. Carpooled (13.5%)
  3. Walked (4.2%)

In 2022, 78% of workers in Montgomery County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.5%) and those who walked to work (4.2%).

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

28.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, MS have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.1% of the workforce in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montgomery County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, MS (2.34k out of 9.66k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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

90.3% of the population of Montgomery County, MS has health coverage, with 28.4% on employee plans, 30.7% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 0.89% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MS see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.46% decrease from the previous year (1670 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2415 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4830 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, MS

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MS see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 2.46% decrease from the previous year (1,670 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery 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 26.5% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.66%
Uninsured
28.4%
Employer Coverage
30.7%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
0.89%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, MS grew by 23.7% from 7.81% to 9.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery 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 112 in Montgomery 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 40.5% in Montgomery County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.8% in Montgomery County, MS.

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