Clarke County, Mississippi Population 2024

14,899

Clarke County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 14,899 with a growth rate of -1.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clarke County, Mississippi is the 56th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 16,723 and has seen a growth of -10.91% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,969-186-1.31%
202814,155-186-1.3%
202714,341-186-1.28%
202614,527-186-1.26%
202514,713-186-1.25%
202414,899-186-1.23%
202315,085-186-1.22%
202215,271-186-1.2%
202115,457-89-0.57%
202015,546400.26%
201915,506-52-0.33%
201815,558-240-1.52%
201715,798-99-0.62%
201615,897-124-0.77%
201516,021-252-1.55%
201416,273-141-0.86%
201316,414-112-0.68%
201216,526-166-0.99%
201116,692-31-0.19%
201016,723
199017,3133682.17%
198016,9451,89612.6%
197015,049-1,444-8.76%
196016,493-2,869-14.82%
195019,362-1,234-5.99%
194020,5969174.66%
193019,6791,7529.77%
192017,927-3,703-17.12%
191021,6303,88921.92%
190017,7411,91512.1%
189015,8268055.36%
188015,0217,516100.15%
18707,505-3,266-30.32%
186010,7715,29496.66%
18505,4772,49183.42%
18402,986-10,983-78.62%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.23% (-186)
County Seat
2010 Population
16,723
Area
692 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-10.91% (-1,824)
Founded
December 23, 1833

Clarke County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,86163.4%
Black or African American5,34234.35%
Two or more races3232.08%
Asian130.08%
Native American110.07%
Other race30.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clarke County, Mississippi Population by Race

Clarke County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Clarke County, Mississippi Median Age

42.1

Total

41

Male

42.7

Female

Clarke County, Mississippi Adults

There are 12,081 adults, (3,221 of whom are seniors) in Clarke County, Mississippi.

Clarke County, Mississippi Age Dependency

75.5

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Clarke County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female8,26453.13%
Male7,28946.87%

Clarke County, Mississippi Population by Age

Clarke County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,1172.5385.714.3
Married2,9643.0394.35.7
Non Family1,7181.0881.418.6
Female1,2053.270.729.3
Male2303.4585.214.8
showing: 5 rows

3.04

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

85.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clarke 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

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

Clarke 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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 22.39%.

Clarke County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,210

Average Earnings

$44,635

Average Male

$24,297

Average Female

Clarke County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clarke County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clarke County, Mississippi Language

98.43% of Clarke County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.83% of the population.

Clarke County, Mississippi Language

Clarke County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,3112,01838%
White9,6451,10111.42%
Multiple3134614.7%
Native1111100%
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20.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.91%

Male Poverty Rate

26.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clarke County, Mississippi

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clarke County, Mississippi is White, with 11.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.97%.

Clarke County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.54%
High School17.79%
Some College12.94%
Bachelors or Greater9.7%
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Clarke County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed70.95%
Male Unemployed30.26%
Female Employed16.09%
Male Employed4.12%
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Clarke County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clarke County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clarke County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Clarke County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clarke 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.

Clarke County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clarke County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

781

Number of Veterans

700

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

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Clarke County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Clarke County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Clarke County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Clarke County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clarke County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.4%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Clarke County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clarke County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clarke 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

81.81%

Born in Clarke County, Mississippi

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0.15%

Non Citizen

0.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.02% of Clarke County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 81.81% having been born in Mississippi. 0.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clarke County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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