Kemper County, Mississippi Population 2020

Kemper County, Mississippi's estimated population is 9,843 with a growth rate of -0.93% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kemper County, Mississippi is the 69th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20209,843-92-0.93%
20199,935-92-0.92%
201810,027-92-0.91%
201710,119760.76%
201610,043-73-0.72%
201510,116-114-1.11%
201410,230-73-0.71%
201310,303-94-0.90%
201210,3971041.01%
201110,293-165-1.58%
201010,4581020.98%
199010,3562082.05%
198010,148-85-0.83%
197010,233-2,044-16.65%
196012,277-3,616-22.75%
195015,893-5,974-27.32%
194021,867-14-0.06%
193021,8812,26211.53%
192019,619-729-3.58%
191020,348-144-0.70%
190020,4922,53114.09%
189017,9612,24214.26%
188015,7192,79921.66%
187012,9201,23810.60%
186011,682-835-6.67%
185012,5174,85463.34%
18407,6630.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.93%
County Website
Founded
1833
County Seat

Kemper County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American6,15660.91%
White3,57135.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native3703.66%
Two or More Races100.10%

Kemper County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Kemper County, Mississippi Median Age

41.8


Total

37.6


Male

45


Female

Kemper County, Mississippi Adults

There are 8,158 adults, (1,891 of whom are seniors) in Kemper County, Mississippi.

Kemper County, Mississippi Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Kemper County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

4,937

48.85%

Male

5,170

51.15%

Kemper County, Mississippi Households and Families

Kemper County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kemper County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.8%11.2%
Male86%14%
All75.9%24.1%
Non Family74.3%25.7%
Female56.4%43.6%

75.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7102.4775.9
Non Family1,5041.1474.3
Married1,1302.9988.8
Female7773.6656.4
Male2994.0686

3.26

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

8.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kemper County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3955.79%
9th to 12th Grade74510.92%
High School Graduate2,56037.51%
Some College1,69924.90%
Associates Degree6739.86%
Bachelors Degree4616.76%
Graduate Degree2914.26%

Kemper County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black4,0613,408391
White2,4812,080342
Native American23214613
Hispanic4444
Multiple Races666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,645$25,373$19,310
Less Than High School$15,114$15,658$14,750
High School Grad$17,798$21,014$15,625
Some College$29,235$37,071$22,593
Bachelors Degree$39,028$42,582$38,319
Graduate Degree$57,500$90,938$50,625

$22,645

Average Earnings

$25,373

Average Male

$19,310

Average Female

Kemper County, Mississippi Language

Kemper County, Mississippi Language by Age

Kemper County, Mississippi Language

97.53% of Kemper County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.23% of the population.

Kemper County, Mississippi Poverty

Kemper County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,5612,26340.69%
White3,1482929.28%
Native37015241.08%
Hispanic1245342.74%

29.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.95%

Male Poverty Rate

34.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kemper County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kemper County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 42.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kemper County, Mississippi is White, with 9.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.09%
High School24.74%
Some College20.24%
Bachelors or Greater1.06%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed36.36%
Female Employed21.03%
Male Employed11.81%

Kemper County, Mississippi Income

Kemper County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,176$39,622
Families$32,778$47,610
Married Families$47,600-
Non Families$17,891$24,500

Kemper County, Mississippi Marital Status

Kemper County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

30.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kemper County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Kemper 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 35-44.

Kemper County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Kemper County, Mississippi Veterans

454

Number of Veterans

424

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam168
Korea49
First Gulf War40
World War II15
Second Gulf War10
Age Group Veterans
75+158
55 to 64104
65 to 74101
35 to 5491
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White2889.41%
Black1663.44%

$Kemper County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

5.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kemper County, Mississippi Employment Status

44.4%

Labor Force Participation

41.3%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Kemper 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

85.35%

Born in Mississippi

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Kemper County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 85.35% having been born in Mississippi. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

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