Leake County, Mississippi Population 2020

Leake County, Mississippi's estimated population is 22,832 with a growth rate of 0.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Leake County, Mississippi is the 41st largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201822,763-69-0.30%
201722,832370.16%
201622,795160.07%
201522,779-400-1.73%
201423,179-85-0.37%
201323,264710.31%
201223,193-59-0.25%
201123,252-486-2.05%
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%

Leake County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,75451.39%
Black or African American9,60842.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2895.64%
Two or More Races1170.51%
Asian850.37%
Some Other Race170.07%

Leake County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Leake County, Mississippi Median Age

36.6


Total

33.7


Male

38.9


Female

Leake County, Mississippi Adults

There are 16,777 adults, (3,422 of whom are seniors) in Leake County, Mississippi.

Leake County, Mississippi Age Dependency

71.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Leake County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

11,337

49.57%

Male

11,533

50.43%

Leake County, Mississippi Households and Families

Leake County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Leake County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All72.3%27.7%
Non Family66.4%33.6%
Male65.5%34.5%
Female63%37%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1682.7272.3
Married3,4013.2882.4
Non Family2,5321.166.4
Female1,7313.7663
Male5043.565.5

3.39

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Leake County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2138.25%
9th to 12th Grade2,12314.45%
High School Graduate5,37936.60%
Some College3,03020.62%
Associates Degree1,0677.26%
Bachelors Degree1,2008.17%
Graduate Degree6834.65%

Leake County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,8566,4181,198
Black5,7064,219630
Native American75248955
Hispanic376190
Multiple Races3320
Asian3023
Other Race17

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 81.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.25%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,685$32,995$23,351
Less Than High School$18,365$16,949$21,429
High School Grad$25,420$31,735$18,329
Some College$28,760$34,946$24,579
Bachelors Degree$43,938$54,625$32,188
Graduate Degree$42,392$41,313$46,500

$27,685

Average Earnings

$32,995

Average Male

$23,351

Average Female

Leake County, Mississippi Language

Leake County, Mississippi Language by Age

Leake County, Mississippi Language

92.95% of Leake County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 7.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.21% of the population.

Leake County, Mississippi Poverty

Leake County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,1902,82030.69%
White10,4991,63515.57%
Hispanic1,01165364.59%
Native1,28354242.24%
Multiple1038178.64%
Other1717100.00%

25.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.50%

Male Poverty Rate

27.33%

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 15.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.44%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.26%
High School21.24%
Some College17.23%
Bachelors or Greater4.77%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed56.28%
Female Unemployed52.81%
Female Employed12.72%
Male Employed10.10%

Leake County, Mississippi Income

Leake County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,482$47,833
Families$47,140$57,036
Married Families$59,314-
Non Families$17,140$26,433

Leake County, Mississippi Marital Status

Leake County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Leake County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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

Leake County, Mississippi Veterans

885

Number of Veterans

808

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam345
Second Gulf War204
First Gulf War175
World War II93
Korea41

$Leake County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

12.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leake County, Mississippi Employment Status

54.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Leake 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

84.86%

Born in Mississippi

98.04%

Native Born

1.96%

Foreign Born

1.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.04% of Leake County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 84.86% having been born in Mississippi. 1.86% 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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