Wesson, Mississippi Population 2022

1,494
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Wesson is a city located in Copiah County Mississippi. Wesson has a 2020 population of 1,494. Wesson is currently declining at a rate of -4.84% annually and its population has decreased by -22.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,916 in 2010.

The average household income in Wesson is $62,782 with a poverty rate of 27.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $948 per month, and the median house value is $135,900. The median age in Wesson is 23.6 years, 23.1 years for males, and 24.2 years for females.

Wesson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wessonwas:

  • White: 77.16%
  • Black or African American: 15.33%
  • Other race: 5.31%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wesson, Mississippi is 1,494 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,494.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,916.

Wesson, Mississippi Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,71677.16%
Black or African American34115.33%
Some Other Race1185.31%
Two or More Races492.20%
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Wesson Population by Race

Wesson Population Pyramid 2022

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Wesson Median Age

21.6


Total

21.2


Male

26.3


Female

Wesson Adults

There are 1,677 adults, (222 of whom are seniors) in Wesson.

Wesson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wesson Sex Ratio

Female

1,164

52.34%

Male

1,060

47.66%

Wesson Population by Age

Wesson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wesson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
Non Family69.8%30.2%
All65.8%34.2%
Female40.6%59.4%
Male39.1%60.9%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wesson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5902.9365.8
Married2493.2785.5
Male234.4839.1
Female1923.1440.6
Non Family1261.6469.8

3.21

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

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Wesson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade434.27%
9th to 12th Grade828.14%
High School Graduate30430.19%
Some College21221.05%
Associates Degree17617.48%
Bachelors Degree989.73%
Graduate Degree929.14%
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Wesson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wesson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White877797190
Black7556
Other Race4328
Hispanic249
2+ Races121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.66%.

Wesson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,802$43,505$32,813
Less Than 9th Grade$20,417$20,962$
High School Graduate$21,328$$
Some College$42,974$43,358$
Bachelors Degree$48,438$51,250$44,792
Graduate Degree$66,786$88,000$

$37,802

Average Earnings

$43,505

Average Male

$32,813

Average Female

Wesson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wesson Language by Age

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Wesson Language

95.81% of Wesson residents speak only English, while 4.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.92% of the population.

Wesson Language

Wesson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,52341227.05%
Black661624.24%
Other53NaN%
Hispanic625385.48%

27.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.37%

Male Poverty Rate

33.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wesson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wesson is White, with 27.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wesson is Hispanic, with 85.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.85%.

Wesson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.00%
High School28.95%
Some College11.35%
Bachelors or Greater1.58%

Wesson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.44%
Male Unemployed19.23%
Female Employed13.68%
Female Unemployed70.00%

Wesson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wesson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,205$56,581
Families$44,432$56,581
Married Families$56,406-
Non Families$39,375$55,856
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Income by Household Type

Wesson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.7%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Wesson Marital Status by Race

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Wesson Marital Status

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94

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War27
First Gulf War32
Vietnam17
Korea
World War II

Wesson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3422
35 to 5437
55 to 6415
65 to 7417
75+3

Wesson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White725.75%
Black30.95%
Other Race1927.94%

Wesson Veterans by Race

Wesson Veterans by Education

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26.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wesson Veterans by Education

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47.6%

Labor Force Participation

43.5%

Employment Rate

8.6%

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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78.73%

Born in Wesson

96.58%

Native Born

3.42%

Foreign Born

2.52%

Non Citizen

0.90%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.58% of Wesson residents were born in the United States, with 78.73% having been born in Mississippi. 2.52% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,9160.00%
20111,909-7-0.37%
20121,906-3-0.16%
20131,9060.00%
20141,9060.00%
20151,895-11-0.58%
20161,881-14-0.74%
20171,870-11-0.58%
20181,798-72-3.85%
20191,722-76-4.23%
20201,646-76-4.41%
20211,570-76-4.62%
20221,494-76-4.84%

Wesson Population by Year