Smith County, Mississippi Population 2022

Smith County, Mississippi's estimated population is 15,577 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 -5.58% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18401,9610.00%
18504,0712,110107.60%
18607,6383,56787.62%
18707,126-512-6.70%
18808,08896213.50%
189010,6352,54731.49%
190013,0552,42022.76%
191016,6033,54827.18%
192016,178-425-2.56%
193018,4052,22713.77%
194019,4039985.42%
195016,740-2,663-13.72%
196014,303-2,437-14.56%
197013,561-742-5.19%
198015,0771,51611.18%
199014,798-279-1.85%
201016,4981,70011.49%
201116,527290.18%
201216,337-190-1.15%
201316,229-108-0.66%
201416,210-19-0.12%
201516,079-131-0.81%
201615,949-130-0.81%
201716,0731240.78%
201816,029-44-0.27%
201915,916-113-0.70%
202015,803-113-0.71%
202115,690-113-0.72%
202215,577-113-0.72%
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Smith County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,89474.72%
Black or African American3,81723.98%
Asian870.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander500.31%
Some Other Race100.06%
Two or More Races610.38%
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Smith County, Mississippi Population by Race

Smith County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Smith County, Mississippi Median Age

42.1


Total

39.4


Male

43.1


Female

Smith County, Mississippi Adults

There are 12,237 adults, (3,121 of whom are seniors) in Smith County, Mississippi.

Smith County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

8,256

51.86%

Male

7,663

48.14%

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
Married88.6%11.4%
Non Family86.3%13.7%
All84.7%15.3%
Male77.8%22.2%
Female61.1%38.9%

84.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Smith County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8882.6884.7
Married3,0193.4388.6
Male1714.6177.8
Female5974.1361.1
Non Family2,1011.0486.3

3.56

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Smith County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7166.48%
9th to 12th Grade1,62714.72%
High School Graduate4,14337.49%
Some College2,19019.82%
Associates Degree9328.43%
Bachelors Degree6746.10%
Graduate Degree7686.95%
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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
2+ Races443
White8,3906,7661,301
Black2,4511,833138
Islander5050
Other Race33
Hispanic6854
Asian87

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 2+ races people with a rate of 75.00%.

Smith County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,646$45,955$28,531
Less Than 9th Grade$29,861$29,097$38,077
High School Graduate$32,639$44,122$24,005
Some College$30,797$49,432$27,162
Bachelors Degree$42,054$51,413$38,625
Graduate Degree$73,169$86,074$50,022

$36,646

Average Earnings

$45,955

Average Male

$28,531

Average Female

Smith County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smith County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Smith County, Mississippi Language

97.39% of Smith County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Smith County, Mississippi Language

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander5050100.00%
Black3,7991,07128.19%
Multiple541018.52%
White11,6721,43612.30%
Other7NaN%
Hispanic133118.27%

16.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.58%

Male Poverty Rate

18.01%

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 Hispanic, with 8.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.30%.

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.34%
High School9.93%
Some College5.55%
Bachelors or Greater8.39%

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.35%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed4.19%
Female Unemployed14.55%

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$44,714$62,878
Families$61,353$81,083
Married Families$74,888-
Non Families$19,475$29,588
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Income by Household Type

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

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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744

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War195
First Gulf War161
Vietnam282
Korea38
World War II22

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3469
35 to 54174
55 to 64138
65 to 74210
75+153

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4464.79%
Black29610.62%
2+ Races250.00%

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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1.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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50.2%

Labor Force Participation

47.9%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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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87.88%

Born in Smith County, Mississippi

98.88%

Native Born

1.12%

Foreign Born

0.50%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.88% of Smith County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 87.88% having been born in Mississippi. 0.50% 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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