Leake County, MS

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2022 Population
21,335
0.545% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.5
6.86% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21%
7.77% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,669
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$98,800
17.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Leake County, MS had a population of 21.3k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $46,669. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Leake County, MS declined from 21,452 to 21,335, a −0.545% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,660 to $46,669, a 17.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Leake County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.67%), Other (Hispanic) (3.8%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%).

None of the households in Leake 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.

97.6% of the residents in Leake County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Leake County, MS was $98,800, and the homeownership rate was 76%.

Most people in Leake County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Leake County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Leake County, MS is home to a population of 21.3k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.58% of Leake County, MS residents were born outside of the country (550 people).

In 2022, there were 1.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.2k people) in Leake County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.21k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Leake County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Leake County, MS was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Leake County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 24
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.48k ± 176
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 65
5.15%
Hispanic Population
1.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.2k people) in Leake County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.21k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.15% of the people in Leake County, MS are hispanic (1.1k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
550 people
1.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
334 people

As of 2022, 2.58% of Leake County, MS residents (550 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 Leake County, MS was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    383 ± 142
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    197 ± 96
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    150 ± 103

Leake County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Leake County, MS employs 8.06k people. The largest industries in Leake County, MS are Manufacturing (1,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,310 people), and Retail Trade (814 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,417), Utilities ($57,663), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,244).

Occupations

8.06k
2022 Value
± 702
0.411%
1 Year growth
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Leake County, MS grew at a rate of 0.411%, from 8.02k employees to 8.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Leake County, MS, are Production Occupations (906 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (890 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (649 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Leake County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.06k
2022 Value
± 702
0.411%
1 Year growth
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Leake County, MS grew at a rate of 0.411%, from 8.02k employees to 8.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Leake County, MS, are Manufacturing (1,571 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,310 people), and Retail Trade (814 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Leake County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Leake 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

$41,152
Median earning men ± $4,619
$29,428
Median earning women ± $5,318

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($136,509), Public Administration ($50,391), and Wholesale Trade ($49,464).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,011), and Manufacturing ($36,667).

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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. 96
    Retail Trade
  2. 80
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 69
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Leake County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.4%), 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.

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Leake County, MS was $98,800 in 2022, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $84,400 to $98,800, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Leake County, MS is 76%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Leake County, MS have an average commute time of 31.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Leake County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Leake County, MS is $46,669. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Leake County, MS was Census Tract 401 with a value of $51,615, followed by Census Tract 405 and Census Tract 406, with respective values of $49,477 and $48,271.

Property

$98,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,944
$5,601
Median Property Taxes
±$532

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

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Rent vs Own

76%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76% of the housing units in Leake County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 401
  2. Census Tract 405
  3. Census Tract 406

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Leake County, MS was Census Tract 401 with a value of $51,615, followed by Census Tract 405 and Census Tract 406, with respective values of $49,477 and $48,271.

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

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Household Income

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$46,669
Median Household Income
± $3,856
7.37k
Number of Households
± 649

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.37k households in Leake County, MS grew to $46,669 from the previous year's value of $39,660.

The following chart displays the households in Leake 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 Leake 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 (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.24%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.02%)

In 2022, 83.4% of workers in Leake County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.24%) and those who worked at home (5.02%).

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

31.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Leake County, MS have a longer commute time (31.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.48% of the workforce in Leake 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 Leake County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Leake County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Leake County, MS (4.34k out of 20.7k 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 Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Leake 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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Health

84.1% of the population of Leake County, MS has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 25.9% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 9.77% on non-group plans, and 3.99% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Leake County, MS see 4557 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0879% increase from the previous year (4553 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3249 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 22741 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,557 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Leake County, MS

Primary care physicians in Leake County, MS see an average of 4,557 patients per year. This represents a 0.0879% increase from the previous year (4,553 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Leake 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 24.7% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.9%
Uninsured
31.8%
Employer Coverage
25.9%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
9.77%
Non-Group
3.99%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Leake County, MS grew by 9.38% from 14.6% to 15.9%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 68.6 in Leake 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 43.2% in Leake County, MS.

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