Wiggins, Mississippi Population 2021

4,745
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Wiggins is a city located in Stone County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Stone County. With a 2020 population of 4,745, it is the 66th largest city in Mississippi and the 4909th largest city in the United States . Wiggins is currently growing at a rate of 2.20% annually and its population has increased by 8.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,390 in 2010. Wiggins reached it's highest population of 4,745 in 2021. Spanning over 11 miles, Wiggins has a population density of 441 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wiggins is $51,847 with a poverty rate of 23.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $686 per month, and the median house value is $115,100. The median age in Wiggins is 35.5 years, 30.6 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Wiggins Demographics

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

  • White: 69.20%
  • Black or African American: 27.94%
  • Two or more races: 2.86%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wiggins, Mississippi is 4,745 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,439.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,390.

Wiggins, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,11869.20%
Black or African American1,25927.94%
Two or More Races1292.86%
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Wiggins Population by Race

Wiggins Population Pyramid $2021

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Wiggins Median Age

35.5


Total

30.6


Male

37.5


Female

Wiggins Adults

There are 3,419 adults, (692 of whom are seniors) in Wiggins.

Wiggins Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wiggins Sex Ratio

Female

2,176

48.29%

Male

2,330

51.71%

Wiggins Population by Age

Wiggins Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wiggins Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All51.6%48.4%
Non Family38.3%61.7%
Female29.8%70.2%
Male14.1%85.9%

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wiggins Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3482.951.6
Married5333.5779.5
Non Family4591.4838.3
Female2923.7829.8
Male643.4814.1

3.55

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

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Wiggins Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1755.97%
9th to 12th Grade44015.02%
High School Graduate1,02134.86%
Some College71524.41%
Associates Degree1916.52%
Bachelors Degree2438.30%
Graduate Degree1444.92%
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Wiggins Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wiggins Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,8521,566357
Black94864623
Hispanic70607
2+ Races5942

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 85.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.28%.

Wiggins Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,143$32,206$18,936
Less Than 9th Grade$18,000$16,550$
High School Graduate$31,042$37,750$
Some College$24,578$32,011$17,679
Bachelors Degree$36,875$81,477$
Graduate Degree$44,519$$

$27,143

Average Earnings

$32,206

Average Male

$18,936

Average Female

Wiggins Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wiggins Language by Age

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Wiggins Language

98.13% of Wiggins residents speak only English, while 1.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.17% of the population.

Wiggins Language

Wiggins Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,69857821.42%
Black1,00021121.10%
Hispanic1246048.39%
Multiple1216049.59%

23.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.62%

Male Poverty Rate

26.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wiggins

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wiggins is Multiple, with 49.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wiggins is Black, with 21.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.39%.

Wiggins Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.73%
Some College20.95%
High School8.15%
Bachelors or Greater2.96%

Wiggins Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed77.08%
Female Employed19.09%
Male Employed11.26%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Wiggins Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wiggins Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,919$51,847
Families$47,190$62,134
Married Families$64,750-
Non Families-$28,913
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Income by Household Type

Wiggins Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Wiggins Marital Status by Race

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Wiggins Marital Status

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268

Number of Veterans

191

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War134
Vietnam86
First Gulf War49
Korea17
World War II8

Wiggins Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3483
35 to 5463
65 to 7456
75+42
55 to 6424

Wiggins Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1828.05%
Black555.19%
2+ Races3131.63%

Wiggins Veterans by Race

Wiggins Veterans by Education

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8.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wiggins Veterans by Education

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46.3%

Labor Force Participation

43.5%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wiggins Employment by Age

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Wiggins Employment by Race

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Wiggins 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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69.88%

Born in Wiggins

98.74%

Native Born

1.26%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

0.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.74% of Wiggins residents were born in the United States, with 69.88% having been born in Mississippi. 1.13% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,7451022.20%
20204,6431022.25%
20194,5411022.30%
20184,439-113-2.48%
20174,552541.20%
20164,498-5-0.11%
20154,503451.01%
20144,458-16-0.36%
20134,474-6-0.13%
20124,480751.70%
20114,405-13-0.29%
20104,4185691.39%
20003,8496641.91%
19903,185-20-0.06%
19803,2052100.68%
19702,9950.00%

Wiggins Population by Year