Attala County, Mississippi Population 2024

17,115

Attala County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 17,115 with a growth rate of -1.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Attala County, Mississippi is the 52nd largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 19,483 and has seen a growth of -12.15% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,130-197-1.21%
202816,327-197-1.19%
202716,524-197-1.18%
202616,721-197-1.16%
202516,918-197-1.15%
202417,115-197-1.14%
202317,312-197-1.13%
202217,509-197-1.11%
202117,706-110-0.62%
202017,816-357-1.96%
201918,173-157-0.86%
201818,330-148-0.8%
201718,478-78-0.42%
201618,556-118-0.63%
201518,674-155-0.82%
201418,829-287-1.5%
201319,116-32-0.17%
201219,148-238-1.23%
201119,386-97-0.5%
201019,483
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%
194030,2274,19216.1%
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%
18404,303-11,827-73.32%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.14% (-197)
County Website
Attala County
County Seat
2010 Population
19,483
Area
735 mi²
Density
23 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-12.15% (-2,368)
Founded
1833

Attala County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,48053.13%
Black or African American7,52842.19%
Two or more races5933.32%
Other race1730.97%
Asian470.26%
Native American210.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Attala County, Mississippi Population by Race

Attala County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Attala County, Mississippi Median Age

39.1

Total

38.2

Male

41.2

Female

Attala County, Mississippi Adults

There are 13,348 adults, (3,426 of whom are seniors) in Attala County, Mississippi.

Attala County, Mississippi Age Dependency

79.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Attala County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female9,30552.15%
Male8,53747.85%

Attala County, Mississippi Population by Age

Attala County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,3112.7775.224.8
Married2,5673.2893.56.5
Non Family2,2251.1365.334.7
Female1,1684.5249.750.3
Male3513.5888.611.4
showing: 5 rows

3.56

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Attala County, Mississippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Attala County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Attala County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 46.11%.

Attala County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,209

Average Earnings

$46,212

Average Male

$28,045

Average Female

Attala County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Attala County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Attala County, Mississippi Language

98.13% of Attala County, Mississippi 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 1.75% of the population.

Attala County, Mississippi Language

Attala County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black7,4602,63035.25%
White9,0271,30314.43%
Multiple59310417.54%
Hispanic3978120.4%
Native2121100%
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23.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.08%

Male Poverty Rate

27.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Attala County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Attala County, Mississippi is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Attala County, Mississippi is White, with 14.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.72%.

Attala County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.75%
Some College19.9%
High School17.62%
Bachelors or Greater5.37%
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Attala County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed49.77%
Male Unemployed42.07%
Female Employed19.95%
Male Employed4.1%
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Attala County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Attala County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Attala County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Attala County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Attala County, Mississippi 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 45-54.

Attala County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Attala County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

929

Number of Veterans

792

Male Veterans

137

Female Veterans

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Attala County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Attala County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Attala County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Attala County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Attala County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Attala County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Attala County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Attala County, Mississippi 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

85.76%

Born in Attala County, Mississippi

99.67%

Native Born

0.33%

Foreign Born

0.09%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.67% of Attala County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 85.76% having been born in Mississippi. 0.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Attala County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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