Yazoo City, Mississippi Population 2024

9,419

Yazoo City is a city located in Humphreys County and Yazoo County Mississippi. Yazoo City has a 2024 population of 9,419. It is also the county seat of Yazoo County. Yazoo City is currently declining at a rate of -2.2% annually and its population has decreased by -8.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,269 in 2020.

The average household income in Yazoo City is $50,346 with a poverty rate of 39.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Yazoo City is 31.5 years, 29.7 years for males, and 35 years for females.

Yazoo City Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 88.95%
  • White: 9.73%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Asian: 0.01%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
10.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
934.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.28% (-850)
The current population of Yazoo City, Mississippi is 9,419 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,269.

Yazoo City, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American9,40588.95%
White1,0299.73%
Two or more races1381.31%
Asian10.01%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Yazoo City Population by Race

Yazoo City Population Pyramid 2024

Yazoo City Median Age

31.5

Total

29.7

Male

35

Female

Yazoo City Adults

There are 7,609 adults, (1,370 of whom are seniors) in Yazoo City.

Yazoo City Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Yazoo City Sex Ratio

Female5,11348.36%
Male5,46051.64%

Yazoo City Population by Age

Yazoo City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,4442.9640.159.9
Non Family1,3841.2242.257.8
Female1,2554.033070
Married6974.5355.544.5
Male1082.6230.669.4

3.89

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

40.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Yazoo City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4907.39%
9th to 12th Grade1,05815.96%
High School Graduate2,71941.02%
Some College1,28119.33%
Associates Degree4386.61%
Bachelors Degree5057.62%
Graduate Degree1372.07%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Yazoo City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yazoo City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black5,7464,312432
White868754210
Hispanic22130
Asian110

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.19%.

Yazoo City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$27,023$32,686$23,872
Less Than 9th Grade$24,258$22,939$27,992
High School Graduate$25,742$30,250$20,893
Some College$29,417$41,395$24,007
Bachelors Degree$35,694$0$36,111
Graduate Degree$52,857$0$42,500

$27,023

Average Earnings

$32,686

Average Male

$23,872

Average Female

Yazoo City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yazoo City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Yazoo City Language

98.27% of Yazoo City residents speak only English, while 1.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Yazoo City Language

Yazoo City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black9,2353,91142.35%
Multiple1368763.97%
White791607.59%
Hispanic99100%
Asian11100%

39.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.78%

Male Poverty Rate

44.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yazoo City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yazoo City is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yazoo City is White, with 7.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.32%.

Yazoo City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41%
High School35.7%
Some College20.19%
Bachelors or Greater12.18%

Yazoo City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.71%
Male Unemployed35.93%
Female Employed26.41%
Male Employed11.48%

Yazoo City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yazoo City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$31,310$50,346
Families$33,962$50,426
Married Families$78,607$-999,999,999
Non Families$26,566$43,094

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Yazoo City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

22.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.9%

Male Marriage Rate

20.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Yazoo City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Yazoo City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Yazoo City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Yazoo City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

355

Number of Veterans

278

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam114
Second Gulf War60
First Gulf War56
Korea7
World War II0

Yazoo City Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64137
65 to 74103
35 to 5469
18 to 3425
75+21

Yazoo City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black2673.98%
White889.78%

Yazoo City Veterans by Race

Yazoo City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yazoo City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

Employment Rate

16.5%

Unemployment Rate

Yazoo City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Yazoo City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Yazoo City 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

92.01%

Born in Yazoo City

99.99%

Native Born

0.01%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.99% of Yazoo City residents were born in the United States, with 92.01% having been born in Mississippi. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Yazoo City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,356-213-2.49%
20288,569-212-2.41%
20278,781-213-2.37%
20268,994-212-2.3%
20259,206-213-2.26%
20249,419-212-2.2%
20239,631-213-2.16%
20229,844-272-2.69%
202110,116-153-1.49%
202010,269-591-5.44%
201910,860-73-0.67%
201810,933-176-1.58%
201711,109-44-0.39%
201611,153-94-0.84%
201511,247-115-1.01%
201411,362-106-0.92%
201311,468-165-1.42%
201211,633-10-0.09%
201111,6431841.61%
201011,459-3,091-21.24%
200014,5502,12317.08%
199012,4273352.77%
198012,0924043.46%
197011,6884524.02%
196011,2361,49015.29%
19509,7462,48834.28%
19407,2581,67930.09%
19305,5793356.39%
19205,244-1,552-22.84%
19106,7961,85237.46%
19004,9441,65850.46%
18903,28674429.27%
18802,54200%
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Yazoo City Population by Year