Prentiss County, Mississippi Population 2020

Prentiss County, Mississippi's estimated population is 25,463 with a growth rate of 0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Prentiss County, Mississippi is the 36th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202025,463740.29%
201925,389740.29%
201825,315740.29%
201725,241-154-0.61%
201625,395-46-0.18%
201525,441330.13%
201425,408-62-0.24%
201325,4701170.46%
201225,353-3-0.01%
201125,3561290.51%
201025,2271,9498.37%
199023,278-747-3.11%
198024,0253,89219.33%
197020,1332,18412.17%
196017,949-1,861-9.39%
195019,810-1,111-5.31%
194020,9211,6568.60%
193019,2651,6599.42%
192017,6066753.99%
191016,9311,1437.24%
190015,7882,10915.42%
189013,6791,52112.51%
188012,1582,81030.06%
18709,3480.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.29%
County Website
Founded
1870
County Seat

Prentiss County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,19083.56%
Black or African American3,13012.34%
Two or More Races8733.44%
Some Other Race1270.50%
Asian400.16%

Prentiss County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Prentiss County, Mississippi Median Age

39


Total

36.5


Male

42.5


Female

Prentiss County, Mississippi Adults

There are 19,627 adults, (4,427 of whom are seniors) in Prentiss County, Mississippi.

Prentiss County, Mississippi Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Prentiss County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

13,056

51.48%

Male

12,304

48.52%

Prentiss County, Mississippi Households and Families

Prentiss County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Prentiss County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
All72.7%27.3%
Female68.7%31.3%
Male62.6%37.4%
Non Family53.7%46.3%

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,3992.5872.7
Married4,8313.1686.4
Non Family3,0441.2253.7
Female1,1203.3668.7
Male4043.6962.6

3.15

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Prentiss County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3047.68%
9th to 12th Grade2,31013.60%
High School Graduate5,72133.69%
Some College3,74622.06%
Associates Degree1,81910.71%
Bachelors Degree1,2057.10%
Graduate Degree8755.15%

Prentiss County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,49111,5341,946
Black2,0421,51275
Multiple Races228143
Hispanic18514339
Other Race6360
Asian404020

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 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,250$30,231$24,514
Less Than High School$22,014$26,294$16,159
High School Grad$26,207$31,114$21,916
Some College$25,654$26,374$24,267
Bachelors Degree$36,451$37,022$36,085
Graduate Degree$47,188$48,103$45,577

$27,250

Average Earnings

$30,231

Average Male

$24,514

Average Female

Prentiss County, Mississippi Language

Prentiss County, Mississippi Language by Age

Prentiss County, Mississippi Language

98.42% of Prentiss County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.26% of the population.

Prentiss County, Mississippi Poverty

Prentiss County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,2803,94319.44%
Black2,7241,20844.35%
Multiple85147055.23%
Hispanic3029932.78%
Other853338.82%

23.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.79%

Male Poverty Rate

25.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prentiss County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prentiss County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 55.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prentiss County, Mississippi is White, with 19.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.72%
High School21.70%
Some College14.29%
Bachelors or Greater6.34%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.62%
Male Unemployed29.76%
Male Employed13.49%
Female Employed8.39%

Prentiss County, Mississippi Income

Prentiss County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,519$50,999
Families$47,514$62,037
Married Families$56,082-
Non Families$14,370$24,885

Prentiss County, Mississippi Marital Status

Prentiss County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Prentiss County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Prentiss 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 55-64.

Prentiss County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Prentiss County, Mississippi Veterans

1,374

Number of Veterans

1,337

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam503
Second Gulf War365
First Gulf War123
Korea104
World War II26
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54379
65 to 74368
75+284
55 to 64197
18 to 34146
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1937.23%
Black1816.90%
Hispanic41.72%

$Prentiss County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

18.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prentiss County, Mississippi Employment Status

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Prentiss 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

80.51%

Born in Mississippi

99.38%

Native Born

0.62%

Foreign Born

0.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.38% of Prentiss County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 80.51% having been born in Mississippi. 0.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

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