Attala County, Mississippi Population 2020

Attala County, Mississippi's estimated population is 18,131 with a growth rate of -0.64% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Attala County, Mississippi is the 51st largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202018,131-117-0.64%
201918,248-117-0.64%
201818,365-117-0.63%
201718,482-77-0.41%
201618,559-114-0.61%
201518,673-152-0.81%
201418,825-289-1.51%
201319,114-33-0.17%
201219,147-240-1.24%
201119,387-100-0.51%
201019,4871,0065.44%
199018,481-1,384-6.97%
198019,8652951.51%
197019,570-1,765-8.27%
196021,335-5,317-19.95%
195026,652-3,575-11.83%
194030,2274,19216.10%
193026,0351,2044.85%
192024,831-4,020-13.93%
191028,8512,6039.92%
190026,2484,03518.17%
189022,2132,22511.13%
188019,9885,21235.27%
187014,7766074.28%
186014,1693,17828.91%
185010,9916,688155.43%
18404,3030.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.64%
County Website
Founded
1833
County Seat

Attala County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,02653.96%
Black or African American7,92142.63%
Some Other Race3121.68%
Two or More Races2551.37%
Asian370.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.16%

Attala County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Attala County, Mississippi Median Age

39.7


Total

38.6


Male

42.3


Female

Attala County, Mississippi Adults

There are 13,842 adults, (3,480 of whom are seniors) in Attala County, Mississippi.

Attala County, Mississippi Age Dependency

79.3

Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Attala County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

9,755

52.50%

Male

8,826

47.50%

Attala County, Mississippi Households and Families

Attala County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Attala County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
Male76.7%23.3%
All70.8%29.2%
Non Family63.8%36.2%
Female50.1%49.9%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1292.5670.8
Married3,0163.2586
Non Family2,1311.0763.8
Female1,6133.150.1
Male3693.0776.7

3.12

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Attala County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0148.21%
9th to 12th Grade1,87915.22%
High School Graduate3,86231.27%
Some College2,84823.06%
Associates Degree1,0678.64%
Bachelors Degree1,1439.26%
Graduate Degree5364.34%

Attala County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,1256,3041,140
Black4,8442,956453
Hispanic1815835
Multiple Races15411128
Other Race13823
Asian371814
Native American302323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 76.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,338$33,306$19,847
Less Than High School$18,795$21,764$9,789
High School Grad$25,261$33,901$17,544
Some College$26,508$38,603$19,393
Bachelors Degree$33,517$45,893$32,567
Graduate Degree$55,125$57,857$52,344

$26,338

Average Earnings

$33,306

Average Male

$19,847

Average Female

Attala County, Mississippi Language

Attala County, Mississippi Language by Age

Attala County, Mississippi Language

97.63% of Attala County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.92% of the population.

Attala County, Mississippi Poverty

Attala County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7,8283,26641.72%
White9,7688388.58%
Multiple25510340.39%
Hispanic386153.89%
Native30723.33%
Asian37410.81%

23.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.93%

Male Poverty Rate

26.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Attala County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Attala County, Mississippi is Black, with 41.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Attala County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 3.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.62%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.71%
Some College18.62%
High School17.44%
Bachelors or Greater7.90%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.78%
Male Unemployed34.46%
Female Employed12.67%
Male Employed9.14%

Attala County, Mississippi Income

Attala County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,756$53,875
Families$43,872$61,912
Married Families$58,893-
Non Families$22,135$33,006

Attala County, Mississippi Marital Status

Attala County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Attala County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Attala County, Mississippi 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.

Attala County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Attala County, Mississippi Veterans

885

Number of Veterans

853

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam348
First Gulf War223
Second Gulf War77
Korea76
World War II59
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74352
75+216
35 to 54167
55 to 64119
18 to 3431
Name Veterans % of Total
White6518.31%
Black2203.92%
2 or More148.59%
Hispanic115.09%

$Attala County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

11.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Attala County, Mississippi Employment Status

51.7%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

Attala County, Mississippi 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

86.15%

Born in Mississippi

99.05%

Native Born

0.95%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.05% of Attala County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 86.15% having been born in Mississippi. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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