Prentiss, Mississippi Population 2021

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Prentiss is a city located in Jefferson Davis County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Jefferson Davis County. With a 2020 population of 907, it is the 165th largest city in Mississippi and the 10724th largest city in the United States . Prentiss is currently declining at a rate of -1.41% annually and its population has decreased by -16.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,081 in 2010. Prentiss reached it's highest population of 1,083 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Prentiss has a population density of 303 people per square mile.

The average household income in Prentiss is $46,718 with a poverty rate of 41.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $623 per month, and the median house value is $88,000. The median age in Prentiss is 48.9 years, 38.6 years for males, and 52 years for females.

Prentiss Demographics

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

  • White: 55.91%
  • Black or African American: 44.09%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Prentiss, Mississippi is 907 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 946.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,081.

Prentiss, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White64855.91%
Black or African American51144.09%
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Prentiss Population by Race

Prentiss Population Pyramid $2021

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Prentiss Median Age

48.9


Total

38.6


Male

52


Female

Prentiss Adults

There are 935 adults, (324 of whom are seniors) in Prentiss.

Prentiss Age Dependency

89.7

Age Dependency Ratio

53

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Prentiss Sex Ratio

Female

575

49.61%

Male

584

50.39%

Prentiss Population by Age

Prentiss Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Prentiss Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.2%14.8%
All63.6%36.4%
Male58.8%41.2%
Non Family47.9%52.1%
Female42.5%57.5%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Prentiss Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4292.3863.6
Married1822.5985.2
Non Family1401.147.9
Female73442.5
Male34358.8

2.92

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Prentiss Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10012.24%
9th to 12th Grade587.10%
High School Graduate28735.13%
Some College17521.42%
Associates Degree566.85%
Bachelors Degree678.20%
Graduate Degree749.06%
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Prentiss Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prentiss Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.90%.

Prentiss Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,306$36,528$23,571
Less Than 9th Grade$$31,875$
High School Graduate$32,604$$33,125
Some College$$36,875$20,125
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$90,357$$

$29,306

Average Earnings

$36,528

Average Male

$23,571

Average Female

Prentiss Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prentiss Language by Age

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Prentiss Language

98.64% of Prentiss residents speak only English, while 1.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.82% of the population.

Prentiss Language

Prentiss Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black44328965.24%
White60715024.71%

41.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.38%

Male Poverty Rate

44.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prentiss

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prentiss is Black, with 65.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prentiss is White, with 24.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.46%.

Prentiss Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade60.18%
High School40.74%
Some College21.62%
Bachelors or Greater8.51%

Prentiss Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed88.89%
Female Unemployed64.44%
Female Employed24.18%
Male Employed6.99%

Prentiss Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prentiss Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,655$46,718
Families$37,031$56,899
Married Families$42,000-
Non Families$13,929$24,516
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Income by Household Type

Prentiss Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Prentiss Married by Age and Sex

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Prentiss Marriage

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

Prentiss Marital Status by Race

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Prentiss Marital Status

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67

Number of Veterans

62

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam25
First Gulf War11
Second Gulf War6
World War II4
Korea4

Prentiss Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7425
75+22
35 to 5411
55 to 649
18 to 34

Prentiss Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White437.39%
Black246.80%

Prentiss Veterans by Race

Prentiss Veterans by Education

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17.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

64.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prentiss Veterans by Education

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40.5%

Labor Force Participation

30.4%

Employment Rate

25.1%

Unemployment Rate

Prentiss Employment by Age

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Prentiss Employment by Race

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Prentiss 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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84.38%

Born in Prentiss

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Prentiss residents were born in the United States, with 84.38% 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.

Prentiss Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021907-13-1.41%
2020920-13-1.39%
2019933-13-1.37%
2018946-13-1.36%
2017959-16-1.64%
2016975-20-2.01%
2015995-19-1.87%
20141,014-12-1.17%
20131,026-15-1.44%
20121,041-15-1.42%
20111,056-27-2.49%
20101,0830.00%

Prentiss Population by Year