West Point, Mississippi Population 2020

10,274

West Point is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 10,274, it is the 42nd largest city in Mississippi and the 3037th largest city in the United States. West Point is currently declining at a rate of -1.18% 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 $51,978 with a poverty rate of 28.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $738 per month, and the median house value is $91,000. The median age in West Point is 37.1 years, 34.6 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.7 males.

West Point Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 62.61%
  • White: 37.04%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Two or more races: 0.11%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 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 10,520.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,307.

West Point, Mississippi Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,842-272-1.44%
201919,114-272-1.42%
201819,386-272-1.40%
201719,658-195-0.99%
201619,853-151-0.76%
201520,004-134-0.67%
201420,138-208-1.03%
201320,346-39-0.19%
201220,385-97-0.48%
201120,482-65-0.32%
201020,5470.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American6,75862.61%
White3,99837.04%
Asian260.24%
Two or More Races120.11%

West Point Population Pyramid 2020

West Point Median Age

37.1


Total

34.6


Male

38


Female

West Point Adults

There are 8,110 adults, (1,824 of whom are seniors) in West Point.

West Point Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

West Point Sex Ratio

Female

6,074

56.27%

Male

4,720

43.73%

West Point Households and Families

West Point Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Point Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.5%23.5%
Male68.8%31.2%
All57.7%42.3%
Non Family56.3%43.7%
Female34.3%65.7%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2452.4857.7
Non Family1,4941.1356.3
Married1,4153.0776.5
Female1,1373.334.3
Male1993.7768.8

3.18

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Point Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4145.80%
9th to 12th Grade84011.76%
High School Graduate2,30432.26%
Some College1,47620.67%
Associates Degree6689.35%
Bachelors Degree93313.07%
Graduate Degree5067.09%

West Point Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black4,1223,140511
White2,9882,716900
Asian191916
Multiple Races121212

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 multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,646$34,738$25,850
Less Than High School$15,337$14,403$16,875
High School Grad$25,925$35,050$19,323
Some College$26,935$31,820$25,613
Bachelors Degree$45,182$54,569$40,000
Graduate Degree$50,427$50,610$47,286

$29,646

Average Earnings

$34,738

Average Male

$25,850

Average Female

West Point Language

West Point Language by Age

West Point Language

98.91% of West Point residents speak only English, while 1.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.75% of the population.

West Point Poverty

West Point Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black6,6372,13632.18%
White3,87782321.23%
Asian262388.46%

28.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.73%

Male Poverty Rate

31.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Point

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Point is Asian, with 88.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Point is White, with 21.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.31%.

Name Poverty
Some College28.26%
Less Than High School27.39%
High School21.45%
Bachelors or Greater4.06%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed83.51%
Male Unemployed36.50%
Female Employed12.29%
Male Employed5.43%

West Point Income

West Point Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,118$51,978
Families$41,454$55,746
Married Families$69,540-
Non Families$20,625$43,610

West Point Marital Status

West Point Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

30.9%

Female Marriage Rate

West Point Married by Age and Sex

West Point 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 35-44.

West Point Marital Status by Race

West Point Veterans

543

Number of Veterans

517

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam231
Second Gulf War59
Korea36
First Gulf War35
World War II7
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64140
35 to 54139
65 to 74134
75+127
18 to 343
Name Veterans % of Total
White3039.50%
Black2404.91%

$West Point Veterans by Education

18.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Point Employment Status

53.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

West Point Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

81.35%

Born in Mississippi

99.61%

Native Born

0.39%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.61% of West Point residents were born in the United States, with 81.35% having been born in Mississippi. 0.29% 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
202010,274-123-1.18%
201910,397-123-1.17%
201810,520-165-1.54%
201710,685-123-1.14%
201610,808-98-0.90%
201510,906-89-0.81%
201410,995-128-1.15%
201311,123-36-0.32%
201211,159-65-0.58%
201111,224-42-0.37%
201011,266-879-0.75%
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%