Wiggins, Mississippi Population 2024

4,267

Wiggins is a city located in Forrest County, Perry County, and Stone County Mississippi. Wiggins has a 2024 population of 4,267. It is also the county seat of Stone County. Wiggins is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually and its population has increased by 0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,265 in 2020.

The average household income in Wiggins is $56,141 with a poverty rate of 24.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wiggins is 38.7 years, 33.2 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.

Wiggins Demographics

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

  • White: 61.09%
  • Black or African American: 36.54%
  • Two or more races: 1.99%
  • Other race: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
10.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
396.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.05% (2)
The current population of Wiggins, Mississippi is 4,267 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,265.

Wiggins, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,60661.09%
Black or African American1,55936.54%
Two or more races851.99%
Other race160.38%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wiggins Population by Race

Wiggins Population Pyramid 2024

Wiggins Median Age

38.7

Total

33.2

Male

45.6

Female

Wiggins Adults

There are 3,559 adults, (582 of whom are seniors) in Wiggins.

Wiggins Age Dependency

43.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wiggins Sex Ratio

Female1,87443.93%
Male2,39256.07%

Wiggins Population by Age

Wiggins Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4362.5852.347.7
Non Family6151.244555
Married4383.2185.814.2
Female2773.692278
Male1064.8634.965.1

3.51

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wiggins Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1716.16%
9th to 12th Grade40114.43%
High School Graduate94634.05%
Some College72025.92%
Associates Degree1836.59%
Bachelors Degree2177.81%
Graduate Degree1405.04%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wiggins Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wiggins Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,7431,463291
Black97269361
2+ Races42295
Hispanic26265
Other Race16160

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 19.23%.

Wiggins Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,643$43,449$20,975
Less Than 9th Grade$24,913$24,767$0
High School Graduate$43,250$49,971$20,282
Some College$29,289$35,000$0
Bachelors Degree$41,581$0$40,993
Graduate Degree$50,391$51,719$0

$34,643

Average Earnings

$43,449

Average Male

$20,975

Average Female

Wiggins Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wiggins Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wiggins Language

99.33% of Wiggins residents speak only English, while 0.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.55% of the population.

Wiggins Language

Wiggins Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,37159243.18%
White2,26431413.87%

24.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.49%

Male Poverty Rate

24.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wiggins

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wiggins is Black, with 43.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wiggins is White, with 13.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.28%.

Wiggins Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.13%
High School24.31%
Some College18.83%
Bachelors or Greater1.52%

Wiggins Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed95.94%
Female Unemployed72.73%
Female Employed20.46%
Male Employed9.45%

Wiggins Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wiggins Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$44,250$56,141
Families$51,420$65,705
Married Families$79,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,777$39,918

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wiggins Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.1%

Male Marriage Rate

28.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wiggins Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Wiggins Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wiggins Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

146

Number of Veterans

127

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War75
Vietnam34
First Gulf War26
Korea0
World War II0

Wiggins Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5452
55 to 6437
18 to 3433
65 to 7415
75+9

Wiggins Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1185.66%
Black161.17%
2+ Races1214.12%
Hispanic58.06%

Wiggins Veterans by Race

Wiggins Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

31.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wiggins Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.8%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wiggins Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wiggins Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wiggins Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.74%

Born in Wiggins

99.88%

Native Born

0.12%

Foreign Born

0.12%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.88% of Wiggins residents were born in the United States, with 61.74% having been born in Mississippi. 0.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wiggins Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,26900%
20284,26910.02%
20274,26800%
20264,26810.02%
20254,26700%
20244,26710.02%
20234,26600%
20224,266-26-0.61%
20214,292270.63%
20204,265-272-6%
20194,5371002.25%
20184,437-127-2.78%
20174,564591.31%
20164,505-8-0.18%
20154,513461.03%
20144,467-15-0.33%
20134,482-4-0.09%
20124,486761.72%
20114,410-14-0.32%
20104,42457514.94%
20003,84966420.85%
19903,185-20-0.62%
19803,2052107.01%
19702,99500%

Wiggins Population by Year