Wesson, Mississippi Population 2024

1,785

Wesson is a city located in Copiah County, Lawrence County, and Lincoln County Mississippi. Wesson has a 2024 population of 1,785. Wesson is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -2.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,829 in 2020.

The average household income in Wesson is $64,019 with a poverty rate of 26.02%. The median age in Wesson is 20.6 years: 20.9 years for males, and 20.3 years for females.

Wesson Demographics

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

  • White: 75.24%
  • Black or African American: 20.47%
  • Other race: 2.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.75%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
396.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.41% (-44)
The current population of Wesson, Mississippi is 1,785 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,829.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,72075.24%
Black or African American46820.47%
Other race582.54%
Two or more races401.75%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wesson Population by Race

Wesson Population Pyramid 2024

Wesson Median Age

20.6

Total

20.9

Male

20.3

Female

Wesson Adults

There are 1,760 adults, (237 of whom are seniors) in Wesson.

Wesson Age Dependency

50.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wesson Sex Ratio

Female1,29256.52%
Male99443.48%

Wesson Population by Age

Wesson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5712.9965.134.9
Married2562.9382.417.6
Non Family1501.567624
Female1474.0921.178.9
Male186.8388.911.1

3.43

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wesson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade494.96%
Associates Degree14714.88%
Bachelors Degree979.82%
Graduate Degree10110.22%
High School Graduate37437.85%
Less Than 9th Grade323.24%
Some College18819.03%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wesson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wesson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White868802176
Black968120
Other Race20200
Hispanic770
2+ Races442

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 50%.

Wesson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$42,125$41,750$58,250
Graduate Degree$80,893$100,625$0
High School Graduate$30,694$46,250$27,847
Less Than 9th Grade$22,750$23,906$0
Overall$35,721$47,905$23,606
Some College$33,750$48,125$14,500

$35,721

Average Earnings

$47,905

Average Male

$23,606

Average Female

Wesson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wesson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wesson Language

98.56% of Wesson residents speak only English, while 1.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.21% of the population.

Wesson Language

Wesson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,51943728.77%
Black125118.8%

26.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.53%

Male Poverty Rate

30.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wesson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wesson is White, with 28.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wesson is Black, with 8.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.75%.

Wesson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School29.14%
Some College12.24%
Less Than 9th Grade8.64%
Bachelors or Greater7.07%

Wesson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed75.86%
Male Unemployed16.67%
Male Employed2.42%
Female Employed1.39%

Wesson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wesson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$49,567$65,698
Households$49,375$64,019
Married Families$64,833$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,500$58,757

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wesson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.6%

Male Marriage Rate

26.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wesson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wesson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wesson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wesson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

77

Number of Veterans

70

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War28
Vietnam25
Second Gulf War8
Korea3
World War II0

Wesson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5425
65 to 7425
55 to 6421
75+6
18 to 340

Wesson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White594.62%
Other Race1350%
Black51.18%

Wesson Veterans by Race

Wesson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wesson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.6%

Labor Force Participation

39.4%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wesson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wesson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wesson 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

82.24%

Born in Wesson

98.91%

Native Born

1.09%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

0.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.91% of Wesson residents were born in the United States, with 82.24% having been born in Mississippi. 0.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wesson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,730-11-0.63%
20281,741-11-0.63%
20271,752-11-0.62%
20261,763-11-0.62%
20251,774-11-0.62%
20241,785-11-0.61%
20231,796-4-0.22%
20221,800-3-0.17%
20211,803-26-1.42%
20201,829975.6%
20191,732-82-4.52%
20181,814-67-3.56%
20171,881-10-0.53%
20161,891-7-0.37%
20151,898-8-0.42%
20141,906-4-0.21%
20131,91020.1%
20121,908-3-0.16%
20111,911-5-0.26%
20101,91600%

Wesson Population by Year