Choctaw County, MS

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2022 Population
8,208
0.678% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43
1.38% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.1%
3.93% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$41,887
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$104,200
24.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Choctaw County, MS had a population of 8.21k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $41,887. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Choctaw County, MS declined from 8,264 to 8,208, a −0.678% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,859 to $41,887, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Choctaw County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (67%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.28%), Other (Hispanic) (1.18%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.426%).

None of the households in Choctaw 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.

100% of the residents in Choctaw County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Choctaw County, MS was $104,200, and the homeownership rate was 76.2%.

Most people in Choctaw County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30 minutes. The average car ownership in Choctaw County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Choctaw County, MS is home to a population of 8.21k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.134% of Choctaw County, MS residents were born outside of the country (11 people).

In 2022, there were 2.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.5k people) in Choctaw County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 105 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Choctaw County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Choctaw County, MS was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Choctaw County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.5k ± 26
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.4k ± 72
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    105 ± 60.1
1.77%
Hispanic Population
145 people

In 2022, there were 2.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.5k people) in Choctaw County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 105 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.77% of the people in Choctaw County, MS are hispanic (145 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.134%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11 people
0.218%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
18 people

As of 2022, 0.134% of Choctaw County, MS residents (11 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 Choctaw County, MS was 0.218%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    88 ± 55
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    71 ± 59
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    33 ± 31

Choctaw County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Choctaw County, MS employs 3.15k people. The largest industries in Choctaw County, MS are Educational Services (553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (446 people), and Manufacturing (422 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,016), Wholesale Trade ($73,097), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,135).

Occupations

3.15k
2022 Value
± 340
3.04%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Choctaw County, MS grew at a rate of 3.04%, from 3.06k employees to 3.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Choctaw County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (381 people), Production Occupations (323 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (315 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Choctaw County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.15k
2022 Value
± 340
3.04%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Choctaw County, MS grew at a rate of 3.04%, from 3.06k employees to 3.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Choctaw County, MS, are Educational Services (553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (446 people), and Manufacturing (422 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Choctaw County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Choctaw 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

$44,426
Median earning men ± $5,915
$33,312
Median earning women ± $2,873

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($78,786), Wholesale Trade ($73,097), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,509).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($41,713), Other Services Except Public Administration ($36,667), and Public Administration ($35,365).

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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. 36
    Manufacturing
  2. 32
    Retail Trade
  3. 26
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Choctaw County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 71.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.1%), followed by Other (0.497%).

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

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 Choctaw County, MS was $104,200 in 2022, which is 0.37 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $83,800 to $104,200, a 24.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Choctaw County, MS is 76.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Choctaw County, MS have an average commute time of 30 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Choctaw County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Choctaw County, MS is $41,887. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Choctaw County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $61,250, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $40,860 and $35,685.

Property

$104,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,622
$2,692
Median Property Taxes
±$285

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

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Rent vs Own

76.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.2% of the housing units in Choctaw County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Choctaw County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $61,250, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $40,860 and $35,685.

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

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Household Income

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$41,887
Median Household Income
± $4,482
3.53k
Number of Households
± 369

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.53k households in Choctaw County, MS grew to $41,887 from the previous year's value of $37,859.

The following chart displays the households in Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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 (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (14.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.71%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Choctaw County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.1%) and those who worked at home (2.71%).

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

30 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Choctaw County, MS have a longer commute time (30 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Choctaw 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 Choctaw County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Choctaw County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Choctaw County, MS (1.54k out of 8.06k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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

87.6% of the population of Choctaw County, MS has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 0.683% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Choctaw County, MS see 4105 patients per year on average, which represents a 48.8% increase from the previous year (2759 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1613 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 806 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,105 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Choctaw County, MS

Primary care physicians in Choctaw County, MS see an average of 4,105 patients per year. This represents a 48.8% increase from the previous year (2,759 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 18.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
19%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
0.683%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Choctaw County, MS grew by 22.9% from 10.1% to 12.4%.

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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 Choctaw 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 39.9% in Choctaw County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.1% in Choctaw County, MS.

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