Smith County, Mississippi Population 2020

Smith County, Mississippi's estimated population is 16,081 with a growth rate of 0.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Smith County, Mississippi is the 56th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201816,002-79-0.49%
201716,0811360.85%
201615,945-132-0.82%
201516,077-135-0.83%
201416,212-19-0.12%
201316,231-109-0.67%
201216,340-189-1.14%
201116,529280.17%
201016,5011,70311.51%
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%

Smith County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,18275.84%
Black or African American3,70623.07%
Two or More Races720.45%
Asian690.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.19%
Some Other Race40.02%

Smith County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Smith County, Mississippi Median Age

40.1


Total

39.3


Male

41.3


Female

Smith County, Mississippi Adults

There are 12,179 adults, (2,939 of whom are seniors) in Smith County, Mississippi.

Smith County, Mississippi Age Dependency

73.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

8,216

51.15%

Male

7,847

48.85%

Smith County, Mississippi Households and Families

Smith County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Smith County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
Male87.6%12.4%
All83%17%
Non Family78.6%21.4%
Female66.5%33.5%

83.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8722.7283
Married3,3163.1888.1
Non Family1,6761.0678.6
Female6634.0266.5
Male2174.3587.6

3.34

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Smith County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6576.02%
9th to 12th Grade1,35612.42%
High School Graduate4,58241.98%
Some College2,03818.67%
Associates Degree9198.42%
Bachelors Degree7306.69%
Graduate Degree6345.81%

Smith County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,4336,9821,255
Black2,3001,806106
Hispanic8482
Asian6933
Islander3030
Other Race44

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 14.88%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,005$41,112$24,965
Less Than High School$28,977$32,976$18,042
High School Grad$30,537$39,349$22,070
Some College$31,318$46,746$23,839
Bachelors Degree$40,815$49,148$35,625
Graduate Degree$46,658$70,288$43,938

$32,005

Average Earnings

$41,112

Average Male

$24,965

Average Female

Smith County, Mississippi Language

Smith County, Mississippi Language by Age

Smith County, Mississippi Language

98.46% of Smith County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.90% of the population.

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty

Smith County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,8351,54413.05%
Black3,6691,08729.63%
Multiple573357.89%
Islander3030100.00%
Asian6934.35%

16.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.33%

Male Poverty Rate

19.42%

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 4.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.67%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.19%
High School11.36%
Some College7.89%
Bachelors or Greater1.98%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.21%
Female Unemployed18.52%
Male Employed7.44%
Female Employed5.63%

Smith County, Mississippi Income

Smith County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,657$59,336
Families$58,111$71,914
Married Families$65,379-
Non Families$17,875$27,036

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status

Smith County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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

Smith County, Mississippi Veterans

959

Number of Veterans

903

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam416
Second Gulf War140
Korea92
First Gulf War78
World War II26

$Smith County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith County, Mississippi Employment Status

54%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Smith 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

86.34%

Born in Mississippi

99.31%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.31% of Smith County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 86.34% having been born in Mississippi. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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