Simpson County, Mississippi Population 2020

Simpson County, Mississippi's estimated population is 26,390 with a growth rate of -0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Simpson County, Mississippi is the 35th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202026,390-184-0.69%
201926,574-184-0.69%
201826,758-184-0.68%
201726,942-49-0.18%
201626,991-175-0.64%
201527,166-342-1.24%
201427,508-18-0.07%
201327,5261090.40%
201227,417200.07%
201127,397-125-0.45%
201027,5223,56914.90%
199023,9535122.18%
198023,4413,49417.52%
197019,947-507-2.48%
196020,454-1,365-6.26%
195021,819-205-0.93%
194022,0241,1275.39%
193020,8972,78815.40%
192018,1099085.28%
191017,2014,40134.38%
190012,8002,66226.26%
189010,1382,13026.60%
18808,0082,29040.05%
18705,718-362-5.95%
18606,0801,34628.43%
18504,7341,35440.06%
18403,38070026.12%
18302,6800.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.69%
County Website
Founded
1824
County Seat

Simpson County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,73661.82%
Black or African American9,87836.49%
Two or More Races3591.33%
Asian740.27%
Some Other Race230.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.01%

Simpson County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Simpson County, Mississippi Median Age

39.2


Total

36.3


Male

42.1


Female

Simpson County, Mississippi Adults

There are 20,471 adults, (4,505 of whom are seniors) in Simpson County, Mississippi.

Simpson County, Mississippi Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Simpson County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

13,958

51.56%

Male

13,115

48.44%

Simpson County, Mississippi Households and Families

Simpson County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Simpson County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
All80.5%19.5%
Male77.5%22.5%
Non Family75.5%24.5%
Female70.8%29.2%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,3612.8280.5
Married4,3403.4688.1
Non Family2,9631.2275.5
Female1,7563.7870.8
Male3023.8777.5

3.45

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Simpson County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3627.48%
9th to 12th Grade2,64014.50%
High School Graduate6,05133.23%
Some College4,18722.99%
Associates Degree1,6849.25%
Bachelors Degree1,5578.55%
Graduate Degree7314.01%

Simpson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,8139,8481,944
Black5,9944,079254
Multiple Races28120685
Hispanic66405
Asian5534
Native American33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 30.25%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,228$33,080$23,457
Less Than High School$21,643$27,833$14,407
High School Grad$24,920$31,096$21,551
Some College$26,998$32,100$22,716
Bachelors Degree$41,368$61,310$38,954
Graduate Degree$55,144$64,899$43,676

$29,228

Average Earnings

$33,080

Average Male

$23,457

Average Female

Simpson County, Mississippi Language

Simpson County, Mississippi Language by Age

Simpson County, Mississippi Language

99.15% of Simpson County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.54% of the population.

Simpson County, Mississippi Poverty

Simpson County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,6173,85840.12%
White16,4112,59915.84%
Multiple35912735.38%
Hispanic501836.00%

24.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.54%

Male Poverty Rate

26.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Simpson County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Simpson County, Mississippi is Black, with 40.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Simpson County, Mississippi is White, with 15.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.00%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.58%
High School20.20%
Some College14.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.40%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.74%
Male Unemployed25.30%
Female Employed11.88%
Male Employed11.45%

Simpson County, Mississippi Income

Simpson County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,946$53,203
Families$45,847$63,879
Married Families$58,343-
Non Families$17,855$27,349

Simpson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Simpson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Simpson County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Simpson 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 45-54.

Simpson County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Simpson County, Mississippi Veterans

1,261

Number of Veterans

1,158

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam526
First Gulf War276
Second Gulf War201
Korea108
World War II15
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74354
55 to 64293
35 to 54293
75+267
18 to 3454
Name Veterans % of Total
White9377.20%
Black2884.07%
2 or More3612.00%
Hispanic46.06%

$Simpson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

11.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Simpson County, Mississippi Employment Status

54.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Simpson 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

83.71%

Born in Mississippi

99.35%

Native Born

0.65%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.35% of Simpson County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 83.71% having been born in Mississippi. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

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