Smith County, Mississippi Population 2018

Smith County, Mississippi's estimated population is 16,078 with a growth rate of -0.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Smith County, Mississippi is the 56th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201716,078-59-0.37%
201616,1371661.04%
201615,971-106-0.66%
201516,077-134-0.83%
201416,211-22-0.14%
201316,233-109-0.67%
201216,342-189-1.14%
201116,531280.17%
201016,5031,70511.52%
199014,798-279-1.85%
198015,0771,51611.18%
197013,561-742-5.19%
196014,303-2,437-14.56%
195016,740-2,663-13.72%
194019,4039985.42%
193018,4052,22713.77%
192016,178-425-2.56%
191016,6033,54827.18%
190013,0552,42022.76%
189010,6352,54731.49%
18808,08896213.50%
18707,126-512-6.70%
18607,6383,56787.62%
18504,0712,110107.60%
18401,9610.00%

Smith County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White12,078
Black or African American4,005
Two or More Races37
Asian15
Some Other Race2

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Smith County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Smith County, Mississippi Median Age

40.6


Total

40.6


Male

40.7


Female

Smith County, Mississippi Adults

There are 12,232 adults, (2,776 of which are seniors) in Smith County, Mississippi.

Smith County, Mississippi Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

8,404

52.08%

Male

7,733

47.92%

Smith County, Mississippi Households and Families

Smith County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Smith County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.2%12.8%
All77.1%22.9%
Male72.9%27.1%
Non Family71.2%28.8%
Female54.5%45.5%

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Smith County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8952.7277.1
Married3,0753.1587.2
Non Family1,6361.0871.2
Female8963.9154.5
Male2883.7372.9

3.29

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Smith County, Mississippi Households

Smith County, Mississippi Education

Smith County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7496.96%
9th to 12th Grade1,26111.71%
High School Graduate4,62742.99%
Some College2,18320.28%
Associates Degree6586.11%
Bachelors Degree7567.02%
Graduate Degree5304.92%

Smith County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,4387,1191,143
Black2,2801,590120
Hispanic29286
Asian111111
Multiple Races666
Other Race22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Smith County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,083$37,241$22,436
Less Than High School$19,858$27,365$12,179
High School Grad$27,161$35,925$20,500
Some College$33,833$45,519$23,824
Bachelors Degree$30,486$36,667$25,765
Graduate Degree$47,401$95,134$45,132

$30,083

Average Earnings

$37,241

Average Male

$22,436

Average Female

Smith County, Mississippi Language

Smith County, Mississippi Language by Age

Smith County, Mississippi Language

99.50% of Smith County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.50% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,9852,10817.59%
Black3,9691,49037.54%
Multiple343191.18%
Asian151173.33%

22.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.09%

Male Poverty Rate

26.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smith County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 91.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Mississippi is White, with 17.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.68%.

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.49%
High School16.65%
Some College8.62%
Bachelors or Greater7.25%

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.93%
Male Unemployed30.77%
Male Employed9.80%
Female Employed9.73%

Smith County, Mississippi Income

Smith County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,696$57,795
Families$47,590$69,133
Married Families$54,745$
Non Families$18,923$26,806

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Smith County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by War

939

Number of Veterans

859

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam448
Korea89
First Gulf War74
World War II44
Second Gulf War24

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64304
75+209
65 to 74203
35 to 54190
18 to 3433

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8088.62%
Black1314.63%
Hispanic515.63%

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

9.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Employment Status

Smith County, Mississippi Employment by Age

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Employment by Race

Smith County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Smith County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Raleigh14581416-42-2.88%
Taylorsville13491286-63-4.67%
Polkville833803-30-3.60%
Mize340327-13-3.82%
Sylvarena109105-4-3.67%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990