Wesson, Mississippi Population 2020

1,860
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Wesson is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 1,860, it is the 109th largest city in Mississippi and the 7895th largest city in the United States. Wesson is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -3.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,925 in 2010. Wesson reached it's highest population of 1,924 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Wesson has a population density of 414 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wesson is $70,034 with a poverty rate of 16.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $770 per month, and the median house value is $147,800. The median age in Wesson is 23.3 years, 22 years for males, and 24.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.2 males.

Wesson Demographics

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

  • White: 77.52%
  • Black or African American: 18.37%
  • Other race: 2.12%
  • Two or more races: 1.99%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wesson, Mississippi is 1,860, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,880.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,925.

Wesson, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,67977.52%
Black or African American39818.37%
Some Other Race462.12%
Two or More Races431.99%
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Wesson Population Pyramid 2020

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Wesson Median Age

23.3


Total

22


Male

24.6


Female

Wesson Adults

There are 1,720 adults, (202 of whom are seniors) in Wesson.

Wesson Age Dependency

42.7

Age Dependency Ratio

13.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wesson Sex Ratio

Female

1,071

49.45%

Male

1,095

50.55%

Wesson Households and Families

Wesson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wesson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
All72.6%27.4%
Non Family59.2%40.8%
Female54.2%45.8%
Male52%48%

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5772.8372.6
Married3123.3585.9
Non Family1571.3259.2
Female833.6154.2
Male253.252

3.27

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wesson Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade494.77%
9th to 12th Grade969.34%
High School Graduate22822.18%
Some College23823.15%
Associates Degree14414.01%
Bachelors Degree17216.73%
Graduate Degree1019.82%
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Wesson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White882813270
Black103403
Other Race3530
Hispanic1712
Multiple Races8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.61%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,265$50,221$38,125
Less Than High School$21,136$$20,536
High School Grad$25,179$31,591$
Some College$42,059$54,167$32,813
Bachelors Degree$52,778$53,333$51,667
Graduate Degree$57,083$47,143$63,125

$44,265

Average Earnings

$50,221

Average Male

$38,125

Average Female

Wesson Language

Wesson Language by Age

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Wesson Language

95.49% of Wesson residents speak only English, while 4.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.79% of the population.

Wesson Poverty

Wesson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,47320313.78%
Black1145144.74%
Other461634.78%
Hispanic281657.14%

16.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.43%

Male Poverty Rate

20.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wesson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wesson is Hispanic, with 57.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wesson is White, with 13.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.21%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School51.03%
High School14.47%
Some College4.83%
Bachelors or Greater1.47%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.32%
Female Unemployed21.74%
Female Employed7.67%
Male Employed3.61%

Wesson Income

Wesson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,813$70,034
Families$73,125$81,545
Married Families$87,222-
Non Families$31,023$36,767
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Wesson Marital Status

Wesson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

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 Veterans

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81

Number of Veterans

59

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War41
Second Gulf War26
Vietnam12
World War II
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5438
55 to 6414
18 to 3411
65 to 7410
75+8
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Name Veterans % of Total
White735.76%
Black82.17%

Wesson Veterans by Education

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18.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wesson Employment Status

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46.7%

Labor Force Participation

43.3%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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75.30%

Born in Mississippi

95.89%

Native Born

4.11%

Foreign Born

1.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.89% of Wesson residents were born in the United States, with 75.30% having been born in Mississippi. 1.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,860-10-0.53%
20191,870-10-0.53%
20181,880-3-0.16%
20171,883-10-0.53%
20161,893-13-0.68%
20151,906-9-0.47%
20141,915-2-0.10%
20131,91710.05%
20121,916-3-0.16%
20111,919-5-0.26%
20101,9240.00%