Scott County, Mississippi Population 2020

Scott County, Mississippi's estimated population is 28,003 with a growth rate of -0.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Scott County, Mississippi is the 33rd largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202028,003-142-0.50%
201928,145-142-0.50%
201828,287-142-0.50%
201728,429700.25%
201628,359-87-0.31%
201528,446-106-0.37%
201428,5522170.77%
201328,335-24-0.08%
201228,359-20-0.07%
201128,379420.15%
201028,3374,20017.40%
199024,137-419-1.71%
198024,5563,18714.91%
197021,3691820.86%
196021,187-494-2.28%
195021,681-1,463-6.32%
194023,1442,23010.66%
193020,9144,49427.37%
192016,420-303-1.81%
191016,7232,40716.81%
190014,3162,57621.94%
189011,7408958.25%
188010,8452,99838.21%
18707,847-292-3.59%
18608,1394,178105.48%
18503,9612,308139.62%
18401,6530.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.50%
County Website
Founded
1833
County Seat

Scott County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,56558.30%
Black or African American10,88938.32%
Some Other Race6102.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native1360.48%
Two or More Races1310.46%
Asian840.30%

Scott County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Scott County, Mississippi Median Age

36.5


Total

34.7


Male

38.3


Female

Scott County, Mississippi Adults

There are 20,866 adults, (4,149 of whom are seniors) in Scott County, Mississippi.

Scott County, Mississippi Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Scott County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

14,545

51.19%

Male

13,870

48.81%

Scott County, Mississippi Households and Families

Scott County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Scott County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
All73.6%26.4%
Non Family70.8%29.2%
Female61.9%38.1%
Male41%59%

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,4352.773.6
Married4,3673.2486.7
Non Family3,1981.0870.8
Female2,1633.7161.9
Male7073.5741

3.27

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Scott County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,91610.38%
9th to 12th Grade2,82715.32%
High School Graduate6,55735.53%
Some College3,34318.12%
Associates Degree1,4747.99%
Bachelors Degree1,5318.30%
Graduate Degree8064.37%

Scott County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,9828,2301,827
Black6,6754,692463
Hispanic1,6687378
Other Race4061138
Asian846639
Native American757
Multiple Races102

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 82.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.43%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,465$36,181$22,623
Less Than High School$19,663$21,205$17,401
High School Grad$26,831$37,479$21,301
Some College$27,115$34,450$22,510
Bachelors Degree$46,541$51,885$41,082
Graduate Degree$61,587$58,750$61,964

$27,465

Average Earnings

$36,181

Average Male

$22,623

Average Female

Scott County, Mississippi Language

Scott County, Mississippi Language by Age

Scott County, Mississippi Language

88.79% of Scott County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 11.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.46% of the population.

Scott County, Mississippi Poverty

Scott County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,7534,38940.82%
White13,9052,55918.40%
Hispanic3,0861,13536.78%
Other61013321.80%
Multiple1272822.05%
Asian841214.29%

28.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.86%

Male Poverty Rate

30.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Scott County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Scott County, Mississippi is Black, with 40.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Scott County, Mississippi is Asian, with 14.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.25%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.73%
High School22.81%
Some College18.02%
Bachelors or Greater4.54%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed57.59%
Female Unemployed48.49%
Male Employed13.39%
Female Employed12.26%

Scott County, Mississippi Income

Scott County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,735$56,890
Families$44,350$68,969
Married Families$65,400-
Non Families$17,103$24,500

Scott County, Mississippi Marital Status

Scott County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Scott County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Scott 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.

Scott County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Scott County, Mississippi Veterans

1,268

Number of Veterans

1,071

Male Veterans

197

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam392
First Gulf War268
Second Gulf War166
Korea60
World War II20
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64364
35 to 54333
65 to 74323
75+190
18 to 3458
Name Veterans % of Total
White9187.41%
Black3294.24%
Hispanic211.10%
Other214.66%

$Scott County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

10.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Scott County, Mississippi Employment Status

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Scott 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

79.00%

Born in Mississippi

92.82%

Native Born

7.18%

Foreign Born

6.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.82% of Scott County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 79.00% having been born in Mississippi. 6.47% 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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