Smith County, Mississippi Population 2024

13,894

Smith County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 13,894 with a growth rate of -0.71% 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 16,494 and has seen a growth of -15.76% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,399-99-0.73%
202813,498-99-0.73%
202713,597-99-0.72%
202613,696-99-0.72%
202513,795-99-0.71%
202413,894-99-0.71%
202313,993-99-0.7%
202214,092-99-0.7%
202114,191-3-0.02%
202014,194-1,646-10.39%
201915,840-127-0.8%
201815,967-100-0.62%
201716,0671240.78%
201615,943-130-0.81%
201516,073-134-0.83%
201416,207-19-0.12%
201316,226-108-0.66%
201216,334-189-1.14%
201116,523290.18%
201016,494
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%
18808,08896213.5%
18707,126-512-6.7%
18607,6383,56787.62%
18504,0712,110107.6%
18401,961-11,438-85.36%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.71% (-99)
County Website
Smith County
County Seat
2010 Population
16,494
Area
636 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-15.76% (-2,600)
Founded
1833

Smith County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,58373.96%
Black or African American3,47924.31%
Two or more races1280.89%
Asian540.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander530.37%
Other race130.09%
Native American
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Native American

Smith County, Mississippi Population by Race

Smith County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Smith County, Mississippi Median Age

42.8

Total

43.4

Male

42.2

Female

Smith County, Mississippi Adults

There are 11,023 adults, (2,908 of whom are seniors) in Smith County, Mississippi.

Smith County, Mississippi Age Dependency

76.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female7,56352.85%
Male6,74747.15%

Smith County, Mississippi Population by Age

Smith County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,4502.687.112.9
Married2,6083.34928
Non Family1,9351.0787.212.8
Female6573.6668.631.4
Male2503.9383.616.4
showing: 5 rows

3.37

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

87.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Smith 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

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

Smith 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.11%.

Smith County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,358

Average Earnings

$55,697

Average Male

$35,000

Average Female

Smith County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smith County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Smith County, Mississippi Language

97.45% of Smith County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.47% of the population.

Smith County, Mississippi Language

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,4501,35439.25%
White10,4041,12610.82%
Islander5353100%
Multiple1142622.81%
Other1313100%
Hispanic6669.09%
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18.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.69%

Male Poverty Rate

20.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smith County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Mississippi is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.89%.

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.11%
High School13.87%
Some College10.88%
Bachelors or Greater9.31%
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Smith County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed37.66%
Male Unemployed26.72%
Female Employed9.93%
Male Employed3.22%
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Smith County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smith County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Smith 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 45-54.

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

630

Number of Veterans

588

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

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Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Smith County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Smith 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

86.99%

Born in Smith County, Mississippi

99.15%

Native Born

0.85%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.15% of Smith County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 86.99% having been born in Mississippi. 0.34% 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

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