Shaw, Mississippi Population 2024

1,320

Shaw is a city located in Bolivar County and Sunflower County Mississippi. Shaw has a 2024 population of 1,320. Shaw is currently declining at a rate of -2.37% annually and its population has decreased by -8.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,450 in 2020.

The average household income in Shaw is $35,834 with a poverty rate of 42.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shaw is 38.3 years, 32.3 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Shaw Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 90.65%
  • White: 6.87%
  • Two or more races: 2.48%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,186.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.97% (-130)
The current population of Shaw, Mississippi is 1,320 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,450.

Shaw, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,46490.65%
White1116.87%
Two or more races402.48%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Shaw Population by Race

Shaw Population Pyramid 2024

Shaw Median Age

38.3

Total

32.3

Male

39.7

Female

Shaw Adults

There are 1,162 adults, (354 of whom are seniors) in Shaw.

Shaw Age Dependency

99.9

Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Shaw Sex Ratio

Female95959.38%
Male65640.62%

Shaw Population by Age

Shaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6862.3557.342.7
Female2322.8641.858.2
Non Family2021.0566.333.7
Married1712.517624
Male813.8139.560.5

2.82

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shaw Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade716.68%
9th to 12th Grade18217.12%
High School Graduate30528.69%
Some College24422.95%
Associates Degree888.28%
Bachelors Degree868.09%
Graduate Degree878.18%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shaw Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shaw Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black969720127
White545021
2+ Races404025
Hispanic404025

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 62.5%.

Shaw Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$22,826$31,625$17,895
Less Than 9th Grade$22,708$0$20,357
High School Graduate$18,661$25,000$14,583
Some College$16,563$31,375$11,875
Bachelors Degree$29,722$65,385$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$22,826

Average Earnings

$31,625

Average Male

$17,895

Average Female

Shaw Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shaw Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shaw Language

95.93% of Shaw residents speak only English, while 4.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.07% of the population.

Shaw Language

Shaw Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,46459740.78%
White1119282.88%

42.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.01%

Male Poverty Rate

43.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shaw is White, with 82.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shaw is Black, with 40.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.5%.

Shaw Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50.2%
Some College42.77%
High School30.82%
Bachelors or Greater16.18%

Shaw Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed90%
Male Unemployed41.18%
Male Employed24.87%
Female Employed22.55%

Shaw Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shaw Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$23,875$35,834
Families$29,271$40,196
Married Families$43,625$-999,999,999
Non Families$19,375$22,211

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shaw Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

25.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.9%

Male Marriage Rate

23.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Shaw Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shaw 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 55-64.

Shaw Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shaw Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

18

Number of Veterans

13

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War11
Vietnam4
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Shaw Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6414
75+4
18 to 340
35 to 540
65 to 740

Shaw Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black181.69%

Shaw Veterans by Race

Shaw Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shaw Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.6%

Labor Force Participation

42.8%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Shaw Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shaw Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shaw 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

94.43%

Born in Shaw

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Shaw residents were born in the United States, with 94.43% having been born in Mississippi. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shaw Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,157-33-2.77%
20281,190-32-2.62%
20271,222-33-2.63%
20261,255-32-2.49%
20251,287-33-2.5%
20241,320-32-2.37%
20231,352-33-2.38%
20221,385-36-2.53%
20211,421-29-2%
20201,450-240-14.2%
20191,690-27-1.57%
20181,717-34-1.94%
20171,751-48-2.67%
20161,799-39-2.12%
20151,838-34-1.82%
20141,872-30-1.58%
20131,902-14-0.73%
20121,916-12-0.62%
20111,928-16-0.82%
20101,94400%

Shaw Population by Year