Prentiss County, Mississippi Population 2024

24,534

Prentiss County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 24,534 with a growth rate of -0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Prentiss County, Mississippi is the 37th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 25,232 and has seen a growth of -2.77% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,889-129-0.54%
202824,018-129-0.53%
202724,147-129-0.53%
202624,276-129-0.53%
202524,405-129-0.53%
202424,534-129-0.52%
202324,663-129-0.52%
202224,792-129-0.52%
202124,921-41-0.16%
202024,962-112-0.45%
201925,074120.05%
201825,062-162-0.64%
201725,224-180-0.71%
201625,404-53-0.21%
201525,457360.14%
201425,421-59-0.23%
201325,4801140.45%
201225,366-2-0.01%
201125,3681360.54%
201025,232
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%
194020,9211,6568.6%
193019,2651,6599.42%
192017,6066753.99%
191016,9311,1437.24%
190015,7882,10915.42%
189013,6791,52112.51%
188012,1582,81030.06%
18709,348-14,541-60.87%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.52% (-129)
County Website
Prentiss County
County Seat
2010 Population
25,232
Area
415 mi²
Density
59 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-2.77% (-698)
Founded
1870

Prentiss County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,10780.61%
Black or African American2,66910.7%
Two or more races1,2354.95%
Asian6122.45%
Other race2851.14%
Native American370.15%
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

Prentiss County, Mississippi Population by Race

Prentiss County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Prentiss County, Mississippi Median Age

38

Total

35.8

Male

40.7

Female

Prentiss County, Mississippi Adults

There are 19,435 adults, (4,425 of whom are seniors) in Prentiss County, Mississippi.

Prentiss County, Mississippi Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Prentiss County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female12,67550.81%
Male12,27049.19%

Prentiss County, Mississippi Population by Age

Prentiss County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,2962.5577.622.4
Married4,6713.1292.27.8
Non Family2,9301.1663.736.3
Female1,1853.3965.434.6
Male5103.4652.247.8
showing: 5 rows

3.12

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Prentiss 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

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

Prentiss 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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 24.03%.

Prentiss County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,601

Average Earnings

$42,804

Average Male

$34,670

Average Female

Prentiss County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prentiss County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Prentiss County, Mississippi Language

96.88% of Prentiss County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 3.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.38% of the population.

Prentiss County, Mississippi Language

Prentiss County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,2383,16616.46%
Black2,19442619.42%
Multiple1,19023219.5%
Hispanic3606016.67%
Other26551.89%
showing: 5 rows

16.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.04%

Male Poverty Rate

19.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prentiss County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prentiss County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 19.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prentiss County, Mississippi is Other, with 1.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.36%.

Prentiss County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.91%
High School17.4%
Some College13.37%
Bachelors or Greater3.97%
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Prentiss County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed49.66%
Female Unemployed22.05%
Male Employed7.66%
Female Employed5.6%
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Prentiss County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prentiss County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Prentiss County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Prentiss County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Prentiss County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Prentiss County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Prentiss County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,081

Number of Veterans

1,005

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

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Prentiss County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Prentiss County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Prentiss County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Prentiss County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prentiss County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Prentiss County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Prentiss County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Prentiss 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

75.14%

Born in Prentiss County, Mississippi

98.29%

Native Born

1.71%

Foreign Born

1.04%

Non Citizen

0.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.29% of Prentiss County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 75.14% having been born in Mississippi. 1.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Prentiss County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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