Smith County, Mississippi Population 2021

Smith County, Mississippi's estimated population is 15,690 with a growth rate of -0.72% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Smith County, Mississippi is the 57th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 16,498 and has seen a growth of -4.90% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202115,690-113-0.72%
202015,803-113-0.71%
201915,916-113-0.70%
201816,029-44-0.27%
201716,0731240.78%
201615,949-130-0.81%
201516,079-131-0.81%
201416,210-19-0.12%
201316,229-108-0.66%
201216,337-190-1.15%
201116,527290.18%
201016,4981,70011.49%
199014,798-279-1.85%
198015,0771,51611.18%
197013,561-742-5.19%
196014,303-2,437-14.56%
195016,740-2,663-13.72%
194019,4039985.42%
193018,4052,22713.77%
192016,178-425-2.56%
191016,6033,54827.18%
190013,0552,42022.76%
189010,6352,54731.49%
18808,08896213.50%
18707,126-512-6.70%
18607,6383,56787.62%
18504,0712,110107.60%
18401,9610.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.72%
County Website
Founded
1833
County Seat
2010 Population
16,498
Growth Since 2010
-4.90%
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Smith County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,12975.76%
Black or African American3,67522.96%
Asian850.53%
Two or More Races660.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander370.23%
Some Other Race170.11%
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Smith County, Mississippi Population by Race

Smith County, Mississippi Population Pyramid $2021

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Smith County, Mississippi Median Age

41.5


Total

39


Male

42.9


Female

Smith County, Mississippi Adults

There are 12,192 adults, (3,033 of whom are seniors) in Smith County, Mississippi.

Smith County, Mississippi Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

8,185

51.13%

Male

7,824

48.87%

Smith County, Mississippi Population by Age

Smith County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Smith County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.9%11.1%
All83%17%
Non Family79.1%20.9%
Male71%29%
Female68.9%31.1%

83.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Smith County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8202.7383
Married3,2223.288.9
Non Family1,7111.0679.1
Female6634.0568.9
Male2244.8671

3.38

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Smith County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6155.59%
9th to 12th Grade1,66915.18%
High School Graduate4,30739.18%
Some College2,08718.98%
Associates Degree9768.88%
Bachelors Degree7346.68%
Graduate Degree6055.50%
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Smith County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smith County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,4286,9701,219
Black2,3391,623115
Hispanic10474
Asian8555
Islander3737
Other Race33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.46%.

Smith County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,078$42,104$26,258
Less Than 9th Grade$33,667$34,833$18,571
High School Graduate$31,359$41,998$22,806
Some College$30,633$45,313$26,063
Bachelors Degree$41,607$50,039$40,347
Graduate Degree$47,738$72,604$45,547

$33,078

Average Earnings

$42,104

Average Male

$26,258

Average Female

Smith County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smith County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Smith County, Mississippi Language

98.01% of Smith County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.22% of the population.

Smith County, Mississippi Language

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,7881,54513.11%
Black3,6321,36937.69%
Islander3737100.00%
Multiple543259.26%
Other171482.35%
Asian8555.88%

18.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.03%

Male Poverty Rate

20.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smith County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Mississippi is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Mississippi is Asian, with 5.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.07%.

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.03%
High School13.26%
Some College6.64%
Bachelors or Greater2.17%

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed16.22%
Male Unemployed14.12%
Male Employed6.22%
Female Employed5.09%

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smith County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,105$61,942
Families$58,304$75,718
Married Families$68,519-
Non Families$20,037$28,294
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Income by Household Type

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Smith 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.

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status

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810

Number of Veterans

806

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam392
Second Gulf War148
Korea50
First Gulf War41
World War II34

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74244
75+194
35 to 54157
55 to 64144
18 to 3471

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5726.10%
Black2388.89%

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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2.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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51.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Smith County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Smith County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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88.73%

Born in Smith County, Mississippi

99.05%

Native Born

0.95%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.05% of Smith County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 88.73% having been born in Mississippi. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Smith County, Mississippi Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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