West Point, Mississippi Population 2021

10,274
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West Point is a city located in Clay County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Clay County. With a 2020 population of 10,274, it is the 42nd largest city in Mississippi and the 3040th largest city in the United States . West Point is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually and its population has decreased by -9.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,307 in 2010. West Point reached it's highest population of 12,145 in 2000. Spanning over 21 miles, West Point has a population density of 492 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Point is $49,026 with a poverty rate of 30.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $751 per month, and the median house value is $89,600. The median age in West Point is 37 years, 33.8 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

West Point Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 62.14%
  • White: 37.32%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of West Point, Mississippi is 10,274 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,469.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,307.

West Point, Mississippi Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202119,140-88-0.46%
202019,228-88-0.46%
201919,316-88-0.46%
201819,404-217-1.12%
201719,621-233-1.19%
201619,854-151-0.76%
201520,005-141-0.70%
201420,146-209-1.04%
201320,355-42-0.21%
201220,397-99-0.49%
201120,496-64-0.31%
201020,5600.00%

West Point Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American6,60362.14%
White3,96637.32%
Asian570.54%
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West Point Population by Race

West Point Population Pyramid $2021

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West Point Median Age

37


Total

33.8


Male

38.7


Female

West Point Adults

There are 8,014 adults, (1,863 of whom are seniors) in West Point.

West Point Age Dependency

72.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

West Point Sex Ratio

Female

5,953

56.02%

Male

4,673

43.98%

West Point Population by Age

West Point Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Point Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male79.5%20.5%
Married77.8%22.2%
All58.9%41.1%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Female41.2%58.8%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Point Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2112.4658.9
Non Family1,6881.153.1
Married1,2543.0377.8
Female1,0403.641.2
Male2294.1779.5

3.29

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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West Point Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3805.29%
9th to 12th Grade99613.86%
High School Graduate2,33132.45%
Some College1,37419.13%
Associates Degree7119.90%
Bachelors Degree86912.10%
Graduate Degree5237.28%
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West Point Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Point Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black4,1613,112488
White2,9752,648860
Asian484844

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 91.67%.

West Point Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,951$35,184$26,787
Less Than 9th Grade$15,905$$15,991
High School Graduate$25,321$27,352$20,574
Some College$27,275$31,123$26,675
Bachelors Degree$45,898$57,115$38,478
Graduate Degree$50,098$51,029$46,341

$29,951

Average Earnings

$35,184

Average Male

$26,787

Average Female

West Point Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Point Language by Age

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West Point Language

98.82% of West Point residents speak only English, while 1.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.51% of the population.

West Point Language

West Point Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,4882,17733.55%
White3,83597425.40%
Asian572543.86%

30.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.10%

Male Poverty Rate

33.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Point

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Point is Asian, with 43.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Point is White, with 25.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.29%.

West Point Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.45%
Some College28.89%
High School23.09%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%

West Point Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed82.08%
Male Unemployed53.80%
Male Employed10.04%
Female Employed9.60%

West Point Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Point Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,664$49,026
Families$37,813$53,367
Married Families$61,500-
Non Families$20,950$41,003
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Income by Household Type

West Point Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.3%

Female Marriage Rate

West Point Married by Age and Sex

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West Point 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.

West Point Marital Status by Race

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West Point Marital Status

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526

Number of Veterans

465

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam205
Second Gulf War96
Korea55
First Gulf War23
World War II12

West Point Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+147
65 to 74130
55 to 64116
35 to 5477
18 to 3456

West Point Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2658.45%
Black2615.40%

West Point Veterans by Race

West Point Veterans by Education

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26.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Point Veterans by Education

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49.2%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

West Point Employment by Age

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West Point Employment by Race

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West Point 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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80.71%

Born in West Point

99.05%

Native Born

0.95%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

0.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.05% of West Point residents were born in the United States, with 80.71% having been born in Mississippi. 0.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

West Point Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,274-65-0.63%
202010,339-65-0.62%
201910,404-65-0.62%
201810,469-145-1.37%
201710,614-151-1.40%
201610,765-103-0.95%
201510,868-101-0.92%
201410,969-132-1.19%
201311,101-43-0.39%
201211,144-71-0.63%
201111,215-40-0.36%
201011,255-890-0.76%
200012,1453,6563.65%
19908,489-322-0.37%
19808,811970.11%
19708,7141640.19%
19608,5502,1182.89%
19506,4328051.35%
19405,6279501.87%
19304,6772770.61%
19204,400-464-1.00%
19104,8641,6714.30%
19003,1934311.46%
18902,7620.00%

West Point Population by Year