Perry County, Mississippi Population 2024

11,124

Perry County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 11,124 with a growth rate of -1.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Perry County, Mississippi is the 65th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 12,235 and has seen a growth of -9.08% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,514-122-1.15%
202810,636-122-1.13%
202710,758-122-1.12%
202610,880-122-1.11%
202511,002-122-1.1%
202411,124-122-1.08%
202311,246-122-1.07%
202211,368-122-1.06%
202111,490320.28%
202011,458-540-4.5%
201911,998610.51%
201811,937-94-0.78%
201712,031-46-0.38%
201612,077-6-0.05%
201512,083190.16%
201412,064440.37%
201312,020170.14%
201212,003-152-1.25%
201112,155-80-0.65%
201012,235
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%
18906,4943,06789.5%
18803,42773327.21%
18702,694883.38%
18602,6061686.89%
18502,43854929.06%
18401,889-411-17.87%
18302,30026312.91%
18202,037-8,477-80.63%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.08% (-122)
County Seat
2010 Population
12,235
Area
647 mi²
Density
17 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-9.08% (-1,111)
Founded
1820

Perry County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,25380.38%
Black or African American1,33311.58%
Two or more races6745.86%
Asian2061.79%
Other race410.36%
Native American40.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Perry County, Mississippi Population by Race

Perry County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Perry County, Mississippi Median Age

42.3

Total

42.1

Male

43.4

Female

Perry County, Mississippi Adults

There are 8,962 adults, (2,140 of whom are seniors) in Perry County, Mississippi.

Perry County, Mississippi Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Perry County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female5,74549.91%
Male5,76650.09%

Perry County, Mississippi Population by Age

Perry County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,4622.5580.119.9
Married1,9913.2684.715.3
Non Family1,6301.2674.525.5
Female6393.5675.424.6
Male2022.7894.65.4
showing: 5 rows

3.18

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

80.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Perry 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

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

Perry 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.91%.

Perry County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,413

Average Earnings

$47,368

Average Male

$27,804

Average Female

Perry County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perry County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Perry County, Mississippi Language

95.67% of Perry County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 4.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.98% of the population.

Perry County, Mississippi Language

Perry County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,6131,38116.03%
Hispanic80857771.41%
Black1,31629722.57%
Multiple67428341.99%
Other4141100%
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20.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.22%

Male Poverty Rate

25.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perry County, Mississippi

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perry County, Mississippi is White, with 16.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.05%.

Perry County, Mississippi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.54%
High School12.95%
Bachelors or Greater10.83%
Some College9.61%
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Perry County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.58%
Female Employed16.11%
Male Unemployed7.96%
Male Employed5.65%
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Perry County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perry County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Perry County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Perry County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Perry 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.

Perry County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Perry County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

799

Number of Veterans

731

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

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Perry County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Perry County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Perry County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Perry County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perry County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.5%

Labor Force Participation

43.1%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Perry County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Perry County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Perry 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

80.5%

Born in Perry County, Mississippi

97.14%

Native Born

2.86%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

2.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.14% of Perry County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 80.5% having been born in Mississippi. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Perry County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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