University, MS

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2022 Population
4,480
26.5% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
19.2
0.518% 1-year decrease
2022 Employed Population
885
27.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, University, MS had a population of 4.48k people with a median age of 19.2 and a median household income of N/A. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of University, MS grew from 3,541 to 4,480, a 26.5% increase and its median household income N/A from N/A to N/A, a N/A% N/A.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in University, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.77%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.73%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.01%).

None of the households in University, 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.

96.3% of the residents in University, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in University, MS are University of Mississippi (5,849 degrees awarded in 2022).

Most people in University, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 8.11 minutes. The average car ownership in University, MS was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

University, MS is home to a population of 4.48k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.22% of University, MS residents were born outside of the country (234 people).

In 2022, there were 5.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.11k people) in University, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 621 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 348 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of University, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in University, MS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in University, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.11k ± 273
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    621 ± 166
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    348 ± 128
9%
Hispanic Population
403 people

In 2022, there were 5.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.11k people) in University, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 621 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 348 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9% of the people in University, MS are hispanic (403 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in University, 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

5.22%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
234 people
0.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17 people

As of 2022, 5.22% of University, MS residents (234 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 University, MS was 0.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 24
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 20
  3. Vietnam
    0 ± 24

University, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), NaNN times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of University, MS employs 885 people. The largest industries in University, MS are Educational Services (312 people), Accommodation & Food Services (246 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (102 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($9,000), Transportation & Warehousing ($9,000), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($6,000).

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

885
2022 Value
± 251
27.7%
1 Year growth
± 31.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in University, MS grew at a rate of 27.7%, from 693 employees to 885 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in University, MS, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (201 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (154 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (147 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of University, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

885
2022 Value
± 251
27.7%
1 Year growth
± 31.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in University, MS grew at a rate of 27.7%, from 693 employees to 885 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in University, MS, are Educational Services (312 people), Accommodation & Food Services (246 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (102 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of University, MS, though some of these residents may live in University, 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

$4,787
Median earning men ± $1,200
$2,543
Median earning women ± $2,004

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($6,607), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($5,239), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($3,385).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Retail Trade ($6,484), Other Services Except Public Administration ($3,793), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($2,499).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 University, MS awarded 5,849 degrees. The student population of University, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,326 male students and 12,974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in University, MS are White (4,376 and 77.2%), followed by Black or African American (815 and 14.4%), Hispanic or Latino (171 and 3.02%), and Asian (143 and 2.52%).

The largest universities in University, MS by number of degrees awarded are University of Mississippi (5,849 and 100%).

The most popular majors in University, MS are Accounting (332 and 5.68%), Registered Nursing (327 and 5.59%), and General Psychology (206 and 3.52%).

The median tuition cost in University, MS for a public four year colleges is $9,072 for in-state students and $26,292 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in University, MS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 97.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 22,300 (41.8% men and 58.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 22,300 students enrolled in University, MS, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,706 records, of which 57.7% were women and 42.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 327 degrees awarded
  2. 262 degrees awarded
  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in University, MS was Registered Nursing with 327 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
5,849 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Mississippi with 5,849 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,201 men were awarded degrees from institutions in University, MS, which is 0.603 times less than the 3,648 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 4,376 degrees mean that there were 5.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 815 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 ($9,072) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($148) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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

People in University, MS have an average commute time of 8.11 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in University, MS is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income by Location

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
N/A
Median Household Income
± N/A
0
Number of Households
± 56

In N/A, the median household income of the 0 households in University, MS N/A N/A from the previous year's value of N/A.

The following chart displays the households in University, 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 University, 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 (53.7%)
  2. Walked (34.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.23%)

In 2022, 53.7% of workers in University, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (34.2%) and those who worked at home (9.23%).

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Commute Time

8.11 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in University, MS have a shorter commute time (8.11 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in University, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in University, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in University, MS have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

NaNM% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in University, MS (0 out of 0 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in University, MS is White, followed by Black 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

96.3% of the population of University, MS has health coverage, with 82.7% on employee plans, 0.872% on Medicaid, 0.0447% on Medicare, 8.7% on non-group plans, and 4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lafayette County, MS see 1422 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (1612 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2176 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 149 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,422 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lafayette County, MS

Primary care physicians in Lafayette County, MS see an average of 1,422 patients per year. This represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (1,612 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lafayette 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 40.5% under 18 years, 59.5% between 18 and 34 years, 0% between 35 and 64 years, and 0% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 41.1% were men and 58.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.71%
Uninsured
82.7%
Employer Coverage
0.872%
Medicaid
0.0447%
Medicare
8.7%
Non-Group
4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in University, MS grew by 47.4% from 2.52% to 3.71%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in University, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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