Nicholson, Mississippi Population 2024

1,981

Nicholson is a city located in Hancock County and Pearl River County Mississippi. Nicholson has a 2024 population of 1,981. Nicholson is currently declining at a rate of -5.89% annually and its population has decreased by -20.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,477 in 2020.

The average household income in Nicholson is $50,201 with a poverty rate of 16.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Nicholson is 48 years, 45.2 years for males, and 50 years for females.

Nicholson Demographics

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

  • White: 76.04%
  • Black or African American: 12.43%
  • Two or more races: 7.4%
  • Other race: 4.13%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
327.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-20.02% (-496)
The current population of Nicholson, Mississippi is 1,981 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,477.

Nicholson, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,69576.04%
Black or African American27712.43%
Two or more races1657.4%
Other race924.13%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Nicholson Population by Race

Nicholson Population Pyramid 2024

Nicholson Median Age

48

Total

45.2

Male

50

Female

Nicholson Adults

There are 1,898 adults, (408 of whom are seniors) in Nicholson.

Nicholson Age Dependency

49.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Nicholson Sex Ratio

Female1,06547.78%
Male1,16452.22%

Nicholson Population by Age

Nicholson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0722.0868.831.3
Married4712.3781.118.9
Non Family4311.1362.237.8
Female1503.7544.755.3
Male203.051000

2.6

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Nicholson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18610.78%
9th to 12th Grade27415.88%
High School Graduate66538.55%
Some College30117.45%
Associates Degree1448.35%
Bachelors Degree854.93%
Graduate Degree704.06%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Nicholson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nicholson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,4531,02091
Black16416452
Hispanic96690
2+ Races936612

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 31.71%.

Nicholson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,573$37,289$33,862
Less Than 9th Grade$36,467$40,024$0
High School Graduate$33,594$36,308$32,589
Some College$41,750$37,500$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$58,871$0$0

$36,573

Average Earnings

$37,289

Average Male

$33,862

Average Female

Nicholson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nicholson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Nicholson Language

93.16% of Nicholson residents speak only English, while 6.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.87% of the population.

Nicholson Language

Nicholson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,68021913.04%
Black2778430.32%
Multiple1656539.39%
Hispanic1686538.69%

16.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.89%

Male Poverty Rate

17.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nicholson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nicholson is Multiple, with 39.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nicholson is White, with 13.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.7%.

Nicholson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.65%
High School4.81%
Some College3.6%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Nicholson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.14%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed17.05%
Female Unemployed0%

Nicholson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nicholson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$42,738$50,201
Families$48,772$60,625
Married Families$49,332$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,023$32,652

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Nicholson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Nicholson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Nicholson 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 Over 65.

Nicholson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Nicholson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

82

Number of Veterans

82

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War65
First Gulf War17
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Nicholson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 3453
55 to 6417
35 to 5412
65 to 740
75+0

Nicholson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White533.4%
2+ Races2927.36%
Hispanic1715.6%

Nicholson Veterans by Race

Nicholson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nicholson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Nicholson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Nicholson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Nicholson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

37.51%

Born in Nicholson

96.01%

Native Born

3.99%

Foreign Born

3.99%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.01% of Nicholson residents were born in the United States, with 37.51% having been born in Mississippi. 3.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Nicholson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,981-124-5.89%
20232,105-124-5.56%
20222,22921510.68%
20212,014-463-18.69%
20202,477-57-2.25%
20192,534612.47%
20182,473-356-12.58%
20172,829541.95%
20162,7751395.27%
20152,636-268-9.23%
20142,904-585-16.77%
20133,489962.83%
20123,393150.44%
20113,3782869.25%
20103,09200%

Nicholson Population by Year