Leake County, Mississippi Population 2021

Leake County, Mississippi's estimated population is 22,776 with a growth rate of -0.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Leake County, Mississippi is the 42nd largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 23,738 and has seen a growth of -4.05% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202122,776-5-0.02%
202022,781-5-0.02%
201922,786-5-0.02%
201822,791-28-0.12%
201722,819300.13%
201622,789120.05%
201522,777-404-1.74%
201423,181-86-0.37%
201323,267720.31%
201223,195-61-0.26%
201123,256-482-2.03%
201023,7385,30228.76%
199018,436-354-1.88%
198018,7901,7059.98%
197017,085-1,575-8.44%
196018,660-2,950-13.65%
195021,610-2,960-12.05%
194024,5702,76712.69%
193021,8034,83028.46%
192016,973-1,325-7.24%
191018,2989385.40%
190017,3602,55717.27%
189014,8031,65712.60%
188013,1464,65054.73%
18708,496-828-8.88%
18609,3243,79168.52%
18505,5333,371155.92%
18402,1620.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.02%
Founded
1833
County Seat
2010 Population
23,738
Growth Since 2010
-4.05%
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Leake County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,67751.23%
Black or African American9,55541.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2935.67%
Asian1170.51%
Two or More Races1030.45%
Some Other Race470.21%
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Leake County, Mississippi Population by Race

Leake County, Mississippi Population Pyramid $2021

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Leake County, Mississippi Median Age

36.9


Total

33.1


Male

40.6


Female

Leake County, Mississippi Adults

There are 16,722 adults, (3,614 of whom are seniors) in Leake County, Mississippi.

Leake County, Mississippi Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Leake County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

11,046

48.46%

Male

11,746

51.54%

Leake County, Mississippi Population by Age

Leake County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Leake County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
All70.8%29.2%
Male67.3%32.7%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Female55.5%44.5%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Leake County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1052.7470.8
Married3,3383.2385.4
Non Family2,5141.162.6
Female1,7053.9555.5
Male5483.4467.3

3.39

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Leake County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2178.27%
9th to 12th Grade1,93413.14%
High School Graduate5,38036.55%
Some College2,84719.34%
Associates Degree1,2398.42%
Bachelors Degree1,47510.02%
Graduate Degree6274.26%
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Leake County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leake County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,8606,5361,308
Black5,7654,273671
Native American75556681
Hispanic294113
Asian636342
Other Race47
2+ Races3317

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.67%.

Leake County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,597$37,436$25,128
Less Than 9th Grade$21,667$25,357$20,556
High School Graduate$26,989$33,934$22,261
Some College$31,334$46,453$27,642
Bachelors Degree$40,640$54,271$31,544
Graduate Degree$40,069$40,759$34,453

$30,597

Average Earnings

$37,436

Average Male

$25,128

Average Female

Leake County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leake County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Leake County, Mississippi Language

92.81% of Leake County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 7.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.36% of the population.

Leake County, Mississippi Language

Leake County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,0942,93832.31%
White10,4911,45413.86%
Hispanic1,03577174.49%
Native1,28660947.36%
Multiple805265.00%
Other4747100.00%

26.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.82%

Male Poverty Rate

27.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leake County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leake County, Mississippi is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leake County, Mississippi is White, with 13.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.04%.

Leake County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.79%
High School21.99%
Some College15.83%
Bachelors or Greater7.77%

Leake County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed65.86%
Female Unemployed48.06%
Female Employed11.08%
Male Employed9.98%

Leake County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leake County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,096$53,201
Families$49,487$62,530
Married Families$68,649-
Non Families$17,203$29,335
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Income by Household Type

Leake County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Leake County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Leake 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.

Leake County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Leake County, Mississippi Marital Status

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955

Number of Veterans

832

Male Veterans

123

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam342
Second Gulf War176
First Gulf War153
World War II80
Korea42

Leake County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74278
75+254
35 to 54205
55 to 64139
18 to 3479

Leake County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6587.37%
Black2714.05%
Native American262.91%

Leake County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Leake County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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15.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leake County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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53.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Leake County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Leake County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Leake County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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84.55%

Born in Leake County, Mississippi

97.94%

Native Born

2.06%

Foreign Born

1.79%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.94% of Leake County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 84.55% having been born in Mississippi. 1.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Leake County, Mississippi Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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