Myrtle, Mississippi Population 2021

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Myrtle is a city located in Union County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 502, it is the 204th largest city in Mississippi and the 13289th largest city in the United States . Myrtle is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually and its population has increased by 2.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 490 in 2010. Myrtle reached it's highest population of 502 in 2021. Spanning over 2 miles, Myrtle has a population density of 241 people per square mile.

The average household income in Myrtle is $47,479 with a poverty rate of 31.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $669 per month, and the median house value is $88,300. The median age in Myrtle is 39.8 years, 35.3 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Myrtle Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Myrtle was:

  • White: 80.56%
  • Black or African American: 15.56%
  • Two or more races: 3.89%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Myrtle, Mississippi is 502 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 496.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 490.

Myrtle, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43580.56%
Black or African American8415.56%
Two or More Races213.89%
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Myrtle Population by Race

Myrtle Population Pyramid $2021

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Myrtle Median Age

39.8


Total

35.3


Male

42.5


Female

Myrtle Adults

There are 410 adults, (41 of whom are seniors) in Myrtle.

Myrtle Age Dependency

46.3

Age Dependency Ratio

11.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Myrtle Sex Ratio

Female

311

57.59%

Male

229

42.41%

Myrtle Population by Age

Myrtle Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Myrtle Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married92.4%7.6%
All64.9%35.1%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Female25%75%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Myrtle Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2052.5664.9
Married923.0292.4
Non Family671.152.2
Female443.725
Male24.5100

3.22

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Myrtle Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade174.72%
9th to 12th Grade4412.22%
High School Graduate14339.72%
Some College10729.72%
Associates Degree143.89%
Bachelors Degree267.22%
Graduate Degree92.50%
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Myrtle Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Myrtle Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White31525426
Black40409
Hispanic33
2+ Races22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 22.50%.

Myrtle Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,417$40,278$34,583
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$35,139$26,250$37,083
Some College$34,250$42,917$18,636
Bachelors Degree$47,083$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$35,417

Average Earnings

$40,278

Average Male

$34,583

Average Female

Myrtle Earnings by Educational Attainment

Myrtle Language by Age

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Myrtle Language

96.20% of Myrtle residents speak only English, while 3.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.85% of the population.

Myrtle Language

Myrtle Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4268820.66%
Black846172.62%
Multiple211990.48%

31.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.89%

Male Poverty Rate

35.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Myrtle

The race most likely to be in poverty in Myrtle is Multiple, with 90.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Myrtle is White, with 20.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.68%.

Myrtle Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade60.66%
Some College19.83%
High School13.99%
Bachelors or Greater2.86%

Myrtle Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed25.00%
Female Employed9.28%
Male Employed5.26%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Myrtle Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Myrtle Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,547$47,479
Families$41,250$54,416
Married Families$68,750-
Non Families$34,792$31,046
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Income by Household Type

Myrtle Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Myrtle Married by Age and Sex

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Myrtle Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Myrtle Marital Status by Race

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Myrtle Marital Status

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9

Number of Veterans

6

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War5
Vietnam3
Second Gulf War3
World War II
Korea

Myrtle Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 545
65 to 743
18 to 341
75+
55 to 64

Myrtle Veterans by Age

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Myrtle Veterans by Race

Myrtle Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Myrtle Veterans by Education

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49.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Myrtle Employment by Age

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Myrtle Employment by Race

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Myrtle Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.37%

Born in Myrtle

98.70%

Native Born

1.30%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.70% of Myrtle residents were born in the United States, with 75.37% having been born in Mississippi. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Myrtle Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202150220.40%
202050020.40%
201949820.40%
2018496-1-0.20%
201749720.40%
2016495-2-0.40%
201549730.61%
201449420.41%
201349230.61%
2012489-3-0.61%
201149220.41%
20104900.00%

Myrtle Population by Year