Wiggins, Mississippi Population 2020

4,735
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Wiggins is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 4,735, it is the 68th largest city in Mississippi and the 4918th largest city in the United States. Wiggins is currently growing at a rate of 1.50% annually and its population has increased by 7.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,390 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, Wiggins has a population density of 440 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wiggins is $53,351 with a poverty rate of 22.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $758 per month, and the median house value is $124,800. The median age in Wiggins is 35.5 years, 32.5 years for males, and 37.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.5 males.

Wiggins Demographics

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

  • White: 68.67%
  • Black or African American: 28.76%
  • Two or more races: 1.98%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wiggins, Mississippi is 4,735, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,595.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,390.

Wiggins, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,12668.67%
Black or African American1,30928.76%
Two or More Races901.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.59%
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Wiggins Population Pyramid 2020

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Wiggins Median Age

35.5


Total

32.5


Male

37.3


Female

Wiggins Adults

There are 3,447 adults, (737 of whom are seniors) in Wiggins.

Wiggins Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wiggins Sex Ratio

Female

2,293

50.37%

Male

2,259

49.63%

Wiggins Households and Families

Wiggins Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wiggins Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.6%22.4%
All50.5%49.5%
Non Family46.3%53.7%
Female19%81%
Male13.5%86.5%

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3123.0350.5
Married5453.6977.6
Non Family3561.1146.3
Female3373.6819
Male744.3913.5

3.64

Average Family Size

3.03

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wiggins Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1765.80%
9th to 12th Grade51016.80%
High School Graduate93030.63%
Some College87528.82%
Associates Degree1535.04%
Bachelors Degree2407.91%
Graduate Degree1525.01%
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Wiggins Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,9211,637367
Black96157419
Hispanic97886
Multiple Races4943
Native American88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.10%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,429$30,122$23,478
Less Than High School$21,357$16,319$21,964
High School Grad$31,848$31,630$
Some College$31,625$31,688$27,308
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$42,981$63,750$42,321

$27,429

Average Earnings

$30,122

Average Male

$23,478

Average Female

Wiggins Language

Wiggins Language by Age

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Wiggins Language

98.22% of Wiggins residents speak only English, while 1.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.22% of the population.

Wiggins Poverty

Wiggins Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,66243716.42%
Black1,04128527.38%
Hispanic19314776.17%
Multiple824656.10%

22.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.47%

Male Poverty Rate

24.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wiggins

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wiggins is Hispanic, with 76.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wiggins is White, with 16.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.96%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.89%
Some College15.91%
High School14.19%
Bachelors or Greater2.93%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed84.62%
Male Unemployed25.64%
Female Employed17.57%
Male Employed0.57%

Wiggins Income

Wiggins Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,995$53,351
Families$45,435$59,663
Married Families$65,295-
Non Families$20,662$29,668
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Wiggins Marital Status

Wiggins Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wiggins Married by Age and Sex

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Wiggins 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 55-64.

Wiggins Marital Status by Race

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Wiggins Veterans

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294

Number of Veterans

227

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War135
Vietnam108
First Gulf War45
Korea14
World War II13
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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3494
65 to 7492
35 to 5453
75+39
55 to 6416
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2048.82%
Black585.53%
2 or More3246.38%

Wiggins Veterans by Education

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7.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wiggins Employment Status

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46.1%

Labor Force Participation

41.5%

Employment Rate

10%

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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70.65%

Born in Mississippi

98.81%

Native Born

1.19%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.81% of Wiggins residents were born in the United States, with 70.65% having been born in Mississippi. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,735701.50%
20194,665701.52%
20184,595-1-0.02%
20174,596701.55%
20164,526-1-0.02%
20154,527521.16%
20144,475-11-0.25%
20134,486-3-0.07%
20124,489801.81%
20114,409-11-0.25%
20104,4205711.39%
20003,8496641.91%
19903,185-20-0.06%
19803,2052100.68%
19702,9950.00%