Copiah County, MS

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2022 Population
28,210
0.854% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.6
2.06% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.4%
6.13% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,889
0.772% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$93,600
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,780
1.77% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Copiah County, MS had a population of 28.2k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $46,889. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Copiah County, MS declined from 28,453 to 28,210, a −0.854% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,530 to $46,889, a 0.772% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Copiah County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (51%), White (Non-Hispanic) (43.5%), Other (Hispanic) (1.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.1%).

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

The largest universities in Copiah County, MS are Copiah-Lincoln Community College (830 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Copiah County, MS was $93,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.3%.

Most people in Copiah County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Copiah County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Copiah County, MS is home to a population of 28.2k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.35% of Copiah County, MS residents were born outside of the country (380 people).

In 2022, there were 1.17 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.4k people) in Copiah County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 540 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Copiah County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Copiah County, MS was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Copiah County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 184
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 118
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    540 ± 159
3.65%
Hispanic Population
1.03k people

In 2022, there were 1.17 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.4k people) in Copiah County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 540 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.65% of the people in Copiah County, MS are hispanic (1.03k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Copiah 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

1.35%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
380 people
1.46%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
415 people

As of 2022, 1.35% of Copiah County, MS residents (380 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 Copiah County, MS was 1.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    311 ± 102
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    241 ± 114
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    138 ± 81

Copiah County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Copiah County, MS employs 10.8k people. The largest industries in Copiah County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,264 people), Manufacturing (1,667 people), and Retail Trade (1,241 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($70,350), Finance & Insurance ($51,012), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,037).

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

10.8k
2022 Value
± 856
−1.77%
1 Year decline
± 11.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Copiah County, MS declined at a rate of −1.77%, from 11k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Copiah County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,195 people), Transportation Occupations (1,046 people), and Production Occupations (997 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Copiah County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.8k
2022 Value
± 856
−1.77%
1 Year decline
± 11.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Copiah County, MS declined at a rate of −1.77%, from 11k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Copiah County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,264 people), Manufacturing (1,667 people), and Retail Trade (1,241 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Copiah County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Copiah 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

$44,336
Median earning men ± $6,632
$27,637
Median earning women ± $2,952

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($90,469), Information ($70,700), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,927).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($132,614), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,188), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,625).

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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. 187
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 132
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 105
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Copiah County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.5%), followed by Other (0.815%).

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

In 2022, universities in Copiah County, MS awarded 830 degrees. The student population of Copiah County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,110 male students and 1,691 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Copiah County, MS are White (432 and 52%), followed by Black or African American (343 and 41.3%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 2.41%), and Unknown (20 and 2.41%).

The largest universities in Copiah County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Copiah-Lincoln Community College (830 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Copiah County, MS are General Business Administration & Management (90 and 10.8%), General Biological Sciences (81 and 9.76%), and Pre-Nursing Studies (68 and 8.19%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,801 students enrolled in Copiah County, MS, 39.6% men and 60.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,522 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 68 degrees awarded
  2. 88 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Copiah County, MS was Pre-Nursing Studies with 68 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
830 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Copiah-Lincoln Community College with 830 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 323 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Copiah County, MS, which is 0.637 times less than the 507 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 432 degrees mean that there were 1.26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 343 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) 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.

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 Copiah County, MS was $93,600 in 2022, which is 0.332 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $85,000 to $93,600, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Copiah County, MS is 76.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Copiah County, MS have an average commute time of 31.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Copiah County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Copiah County, MS is $46,889. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Copiah County, MS was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $70,069, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $57,034 and $47,313.

In 2022, 16.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Copiah County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.63%.

Property

$93,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,871
$7,505
Median Property Taxes
±$630

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

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Rent vs Own

76.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.3% of the housing units in Copiah County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9503
  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Copiah County, MS was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $70,069, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $57,034 and $47,313.

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

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Household Income

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$46,889
Median Household Income
± $3,613
9.84k
Number of Households
± 749

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.84k households in Copiah County, MS grew to $46,889 from the previous year's value of $46,530.

The following chart displays the households in Copiah 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 Copiah 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 (87.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.47%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.8%)

In 2022, 87.3% of workers in Copiah County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.47%) and those who worked at home (2.8%).

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

31.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Copiah County, MS have a longer commute time (31.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.93% of the workforce in Copiah 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 Copiah County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Copiah County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Copiah County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.63%.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Copiah County, MS (6.35k out of 27.1k 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 < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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, 31.1% of the children was living in poverty in Copiah County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 15.3%.

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Health

85.6% of the population of Copiah County, MS has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 9.69% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Copiah County, MS see 3118 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.67% decrease from the previous year (3171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2793 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1643 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.6% were men and 55.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,118 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Copiah County, MS

Primary care physicians in Copiah County, MS see an average of 3,118 patients per year. This represents a 1.67% decrease from the previous year (3,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Copiah 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 25.2% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.6% were men and 55.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.4%
Uninsured
35.9%
Employer Coverage
25.3%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
9.69%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Copiah County, MS grew by 4.94% from 13.8% to 14.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 96.7 in Copiah 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 41.9% in Copiah County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.3% in Copiah County, MS.

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