Perry County, Mississippi Population 2020

Perry County, Mississippi's estimated population is 11,733 with a growth rate of -0.84% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Perry County, Mississippi is the 65th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202011,733-99-0.84%
201911,832-99-0.83%
201811,931-99-0.82%
201712,030-27-0.22%
201612,057-12-0.10%
201512,069180.15%
201412,051430.36%
201312,008150.13%
201211,993-156-1.28%
201112,149-83-0.68%
201012,2321,36712.58%
199010,8651,00110.15%
19809,8647998.81%
19709,0653203.66%
19608,745-363-3.99%
19509,108-184-1.98%
19409,2921,09513.36%
19308,197-790-8.79%
19208,9871,30216.94%
19107,685-6,997-47.66%
190014,6828,188126.09%
18906,4943,06789.50%
18803,42773327.21%
18702,694883.38%
18602,6061686.89%
18502,43854929.06%
18401,889-411-17.87%
18302,30026312.91%
18202,0370.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.84%
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Founded
1820
County Seat

Perry County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,47578.77%
Black or African American2,36819.69%
Two or More Races1521.26%
Asian170.14%
Some Other Race160.13%

Perry County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Perry County, Mississippi Median Age

40.9


Total

39.9


Male

41.4


Female

Perry County, Mississippi Adults

There are 9,219 adults, (2,072 of whom are seniors) in Perry County, Mississippi.

Perry County, Mississippi Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

6,183

51.41%

Male

5,845

48.59%

Perry County, Mississippi Households and Families

Perry County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Perry County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.9%10.1%
Male88.6%11.4%
All83.4%16.6%
Non Family77%23%
Female73.1%26.9%

83.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5632.6183.4
Married2,3043.289.9
Non Family1,3811.1177
Female7033.3973.1
Male1753.4988.6

3.2

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Perry County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4926.00%
9th to 12th Grade1,04412.73%
High School Graduate3,29040.13%
Some College1,66620.32%
Associates Degree8089.86%
Bachelors Degree6948.47%
Graduate Degree2042.49%

Perry County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,5235,302683
Black1,5461,277200
Hispanic65454
Multiple Races421611
Other Race1616
Asian1111

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 multiple races people with a rate of 26.19%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,219$37,340$20,556
Less Than High School$24,896$27,500$14,028
High School Grad$30,288$37,228$11,987
Some College$25,767$45,851$23,316
Bachelors Degree$44,028$47,115$34,375
Graduate Degree$47,813$40,924$53,056

$29,219

Average Earnings

$37,340

Average Male

$20,556

Average Female

Perry County, Mississippi Language

Perry County, Mississippi Language by Age

Perry County, Mississippi Language

99.38% of Perry County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.25% of the population.

Perry County, Mississippi Poverty

Perry County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,2541,47015.89%
Black2,30465528.43%
Hispanic1779352.54%
Multiple152138.55%

18.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.04%

Male Poverty Rate

23.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 52.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 8.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.67%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.54%
Some College15.12%
High School13.82%
Bachelors or Greater8.23%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.00%
Male Unemployed46.82%
Female Employed12.82%
Male Employed3.48%

Perry County, Mississippi Income

Perry County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,007$55,077
Families$48,883$65,893
Married Families$63,351-
Non Families$17,230$27,134

Perry County, Mississippi Marital Status

Perry County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Perry County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Perry 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 55-64.

Perry County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Perry County, Mississippi Veterans

620

Number of Veterans

588

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam227
First Gulf War166
Korea124
Second Gulf War108
World War II28
Age Group Veterans
75+204
65 to 74146
55 to 64138
35 to 54130
18 to 342
Name Veterans % of Total
White5497.50%
Black693.96%
2 or More21.94%

$Perry County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

8.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry County, Mississippi Employment Status

52.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Perry 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

82.61%

Born in Mississippi

99.68%

Native Born

0.32%

Foreign Born

0.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.68% of Perry County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 82.61% having been born in Mississippi. 0.02% 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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