Leflore County, MS

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2022 Population
27,920
2.22% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.4
0.88% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
32.2%
1.84% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$33,115
9.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$95,100
11.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,310
4.49% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Leflore County, MS had a population of 27.9k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $33,115. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Leflore County, MS declined from 28,555 to 27,920, a −2.22% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,182 to $33,115, a 9.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Leflore County, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (74.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (21.2%), Other (Hispanic) (1.85%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.673%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.566%).

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

The largest universities in Leflore County, MS are Mississippi Valley State University (311 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Leflore County, MS was $95,100, and the homeownership rate was 54.9%.

Most people in Leflore County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Leflore County, MS was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Leflore County, MS is home to a population of 27.9k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.69% of Leflore County, MS residents were born outside of the country (473 people).

In 2022, there were 3.52 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.8k people) in Leflore County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.92k White (Non-Hispanic) and 517 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Leflore County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Leflore County, MS was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Leflore County, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    20.8k ± 156
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.92k ± 78
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    517 ± 214
2.91%
Hispanic Population
812 people

In 2022, there were 3.52 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.8k people) in Leflore County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.92k White (Non-Hispanic) and 517 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.91% of the people in Leflore County, MS are hispanic (812 people).

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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

1.69%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
473 people
1.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
486 people

As of 2022, 1.69% of Leflore County, MS residents (473 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 Leflore County, MS was 1.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    134 ± 78
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    120 ± 78
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    63 ± 60

Leflore County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Leflore County, MS employs 10.3k people. The largest industries in Leflore County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,785 people), Manufacturing (1,709 people), and Retail Trade (1,477 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($120,324), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,302), and Utilities ($50,125).

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

10.3k
2022 Value
± 902
4.49%
1 Year growth
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Leflore County, MS grew at a rate of 4.49%, from 9.87k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Leflore County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,284 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,178 people), and Management Occupations (1,104 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Leflore County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.3k
2022 Value
± 902
4.49%
1 Year growth
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Leflore County, MS grew at a rate of 4.49%, from 9.87k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Leflore County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,785 people), Manufacturing (1,709 people), and Retail Trade (1,477 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Leflore County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Leflore 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

$34,599
Median earning men ± $3,948
$25,970
Median earning women ± $2,279

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,738), Manufacturing ($45,183), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,139).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,344), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,357), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($32,703).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 278
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 255
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 193
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Leflore County, MS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 70.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (28.7%), followed by Other (0.78%).

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 Leflore County, MS awarded 311 degrees. The student population of Leflore County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 787 male students and 1,092 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Leflore County, MS are Black or African American (303 and 97.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4 and 1.29%), White (2 and 0.643%), and Asian (1 and 0.322%).

The largest universities in Leflore County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi Valley State University (311 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Leflore County, MS are General Business Administration & Management (49 and 15.8%), Sport & Fitness Management (29 and 9.32%), and General Studies (26 and 8.36%).

The median tuition cost in Leflore County, MS for a public four year colleges is $7,394 for in-state students and $7,394 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Leflore County, MS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,879 (41.9% men and 58.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,879 students enrolled in Leflore County, MS, 41.9% men and 58.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,586 records, of which 59% were women and 41% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 26 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Leflore County, MS was General Studies with 26 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
311 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi Valley State University with 311 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 102 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Leflore County, MS, which is 0.488 times less than the 209 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 303 degrees mean that there were 75.8 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,394) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($20) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,400) 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.

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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 Leflore County, MS was $95,100 in 2022, which is 0.337 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $85,300 to $95,100, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Leflore County, MS is 54.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Leflore County, MS have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Leflore County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Leflore County, MS is $33,115. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Leflore County, MS was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $68,066, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $54,659 and $50,417.

In 2022, 19.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Leflore County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.49%.

Property

$95,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,196
$5,299
Median Property Taxes
±$577

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

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Rent vs Own

54.9%
Homeownership
2022
58.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.9% of the housing units in Leflore County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9506
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Leflore County, MS was Census Tract 9506 with a value of $68,066, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $54,659 and $50,417.

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Household Income

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$33,115
Median Household Income
± $2,746
9.66k
Number of Households
± 750

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.66k households in Leflore County, MS grew to $33,115 from the previous year's value of $30,182.

The following chart displays the households in Leflore 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 Leflore 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 (84.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.1%)

In 2022, 84.8% of workers in Leflore County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (3.1%).

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Leflore County, MS have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.07% of the workforce in Leflore 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, 19.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Leflore County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.49%.

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Poverty & Diversity

32.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Leflore County, MS (8.52k out of 26.5k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Leflore 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, 35.9% of the children was living in poverty in Leflore County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 19.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 614 in Leflore County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

85.6% of the population of Leflore County, MS has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 36.2% on Medicaid, 9.06% on Medicare, 7.48% on non-group plans, and 0.873% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Leflore County, MS see 1174 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.6% decrease from the previous year (1257 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 198 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.4% were men and 57.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,174 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Leflore County, MS

Primary care physicians in Leflore County, MS see an average of 1,174 patients per year. This represents a 6.6% decrease from the previous year (1,257 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.8% under 18 years, 22% between 18 and 34 years, 34.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.4% were men and 57.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.4%
Uninsured
32%
Employer Coverage
36.2%
Medicaid
9.06%
Medicare
7.48%
Non-Group
0.873%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Leflore County, MS declined by 10.8% from 16.1% to 14.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 105 in Leflore 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 47.9% in Leflore County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.9% in Leflore County, MS.

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