Wesson, Mississippi Population 2021

1,570
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Wesson is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 1,570, it is the 119th largest city in Mississippi and the 8546th largest city in the United States. Wesson is currently declining at a rate of -4.62% annually and its population has decreased by -18.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,925 in 2010. Wesson reached it's highest population of 1,916 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Wesson has a population density of 350 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wesson is $62,782 with a poverty rate of 18.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $856 per month, and the median house value is $136,500. The median age in Wesson is 23.6 years, 23.1 years for males, and 24.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.3 males.

Wesson Demographics

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

  • White: 77.86%
  • Black or African American: 17.20%
  • Other race: 2.95%
  • Two or more races: 2.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wesson, Mississippi is 1,570, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,798.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,925.

Wesson, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,71677.86%
Black or African American37917.20%
Some Other Race652.95%
Two or More Races442.00%
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Wesson Population by Race

Wesson Population Pyramid 2021

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Wesson Median Age

23.6


Total

23.1


Male

24.2


Female

Wesson Adults

There are 1,771 adults, (212 of whom are seniors) in Wesson.

Wesson Age Dependency

41.4

Age Dependency Ratio

13.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wesson Sex Ratio

Female

1,063

48.23%

Male

1,141

51.77%

Wesson Population by Age

Wesson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wesson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
All66.7%33.3%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Male52%48%
Female38.4%61.6%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wesson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6092.7966.7
Married2923.1481.8
Non Family1801.4861.7
Female1123.438.4
Male255.452

3.18

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Wesson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade535.00%
9th to 12th Grade817.64%
High School Graduate30628.87%
Some College26324.81%
Associates Degree14213.40%
Bachelors Degree12812.08%
Graduate Degree878.21%
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Wesson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wesson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White921836215
Black10469
Other Race2721
Hispanic137
Multiple Races8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.34%.

Wesson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,286$43,922$35,132
Less Than High School$21,397$$
High School Grad$27,000$31,458$23,625
Some College$42,845$43,750$26,641
Bachelors Degree$49,779$53,167$48,625
Graduate Degree$67,500$80,625$64,167

$39,286

Average Earnings

$43,922

Average Male

$35,132

Average Female

Wesson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wesson Language by Age

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Wesson Language

97.48% of Wesson residents speak only English, while 2.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.26% of the population.

Wesson Language

Wesson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,51725716.94%
Black1013736.63%
Other651624.62%
Hispanic231669.57%

18.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.32%

Male Poverty Rate

24.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wesson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wesson is Hispanic, with 69.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wesson is White, with 16.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.22%.

Wesson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.01%
High School16.34%
Some College9.60%
Bachelors or Greater1.40%

Wesson Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.35%
Female Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed9.51%
Male Employed2.53%

Wesson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wesson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,932$62,782
Families$55,375$67,646
Married Families$77,763-
Non Families$32,083$49,258
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Income by Household Type

Wesson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wesson Married by Age and Sex

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Wesson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wesson Marital Status by Race

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Wesson Marital Status

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98

Number of Veterans

76

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War42
Vietnam24
Second Gulf War20
World War II
Korea

Wesson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5442
65 to 7421
18 to 3417
55 to 6413
75+5

Wesson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White826.15%
Other1442.42%
Black20.56%

Wesson Veterans by Race

Wesson Veterans by Education

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20.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wesson Veterans by Education

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49.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wesson Employment by Age

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Wesson Employment by Race

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Wesson 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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76.27%

Born in Mississippi

97.96%

Native Born

2.04%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

0.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.96% of Wesson residents were born in the United States, with 76.27% having been born in Mississippi. 1.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wesson Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,570-76-4.62%
20201,646-76-4.41%
20191,722-76-4.23%
20181,798-72-3.85%
20171,870-11-0.58%
20161,881-14-0.74%
20151,895-11-0.58%
20141,9060.00%
20131,9060.00%
20121,906-3-0.16%
20111,909-7-0.37%
20101,9160.00%

Wesson Population by Year