Washington County, Mississippi Population 2021

Washington County, Mississippi's estimated population is 41,655 with a growth rate of -2.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washington County, Mississippi is the 19th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 51,097 and has seen a growth of -18.48% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202141,655-1,127-2.63%
202042,782-1,127-2.57%
201943,909-1,127-2.50%
201845,036-1,161-2.51%
201746,197-986-2.09%
201647,183-776-1.62%
201547,959-1,049-2.14%
201449,008-653-1.31%
201349,661-358-0.72%
201250,019-436-0.86%
201150,455-642-1.26%
201051,097-16,838-24.79%
199067,935-4,409-6.09%
198072,3441,7632.50%
197070,581-8,057-10.25%
196078,6388,13411.54%
195070,5042,9284.33%
194067,57613,26624.43%
193054,3103,2186.30%
192051,0922,1594.41%
191048,933-283-0.58%
190049,2168,80221.78%
189040,41415,04759.32%
188025,36710,79874.12%
187014,569-1,110-7.08%
186015,6797,29086.90%
18508,3891,10215.12%
18407,2875,311268.78%
18301,9760.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-2.63%
County Website
Founded
1827
County Seat
2010 Population
51,097
Growth Since 2010
-18.48%
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Washington County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American33,23572.16%
White11,80725.64%
Some Other Race4320.94%
Two or More Races2780.60%
Asian2600.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.10%
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Washington County, Mississippi Population by Race

Washington County, Mississippi Population Pyramid $2021

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Washington County, Mississippi Median Age

37.2


Total

34.8


Male

38.9


Female

Washington County, Mississippi Adults

There are 34,023 adults, (7,097 of whom are seniors) in Washington County, Mississippi.

Washington County, Mississippi Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Washington County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

24,556

53.32%

Male

21,501

46.68%

Washington County, Mississippi Population by Age

Washington County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Washington County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74%26%
All52.9%47.1%
Non Family47.9%52.1%
Male45.1%54.9%
Female35.1%64.9%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Washington County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,9882.5352.9
Non Family6,7561.1347.9
Married5,7563.1674
Female4,4753.635.1
Male1,0013.5645.1

3.29

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Washington County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5158.43%
9th to 12th Grade3,80212.74%
High School Graduate9,64432.31%
Some College6,22320.85%
Associates Degree2,3107.74%
Bachelors Degree3,19710.71%
Graduate Degree2,1577.23%
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Washington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black20,44915,6742,901
White8,6617,4082,327
Hispanic41714114
Other Race237117
Asian20416688
2+ Races1119638
Native American4444

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 asian people with a rate of 43.14%.

Washington County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,050$36,520$23,952
Less Than 9th Grade$20,594$27,083$12,427
High School Graduate$25,701$31,896$17,846
Some College$27,426$32,361$25,056
Bachelors Degree$38,886$51,557$30,667
Graduate Degree$52,122$89,259$46,418

$29,050

Average Earnings

$36,520

Average Male

$23,952

Average Female

Washington County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washington County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Washington County, Mississippi Language

97.52% of Washington County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 2.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

Washington County, Mississippi Language

Washington County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black32,78713,83542.20%
White11,4501,32911.61%
Hispanic71720829.01%
Multiple2765218.84%
Other4325011.57%
Native432762.79%
Asian25972.70%

33.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.13%

Male Poverty Rate

36.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washington County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Mississippi is Native, with 62.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washington County, Mississippi is Asian, with 2.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.04%.

Washington County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.86%
High School30.51%
Some College24.86%
Bachelors or Greater5.95%

Washington County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed66.58%
Male Unemployed63.10%
Female Employed19.18%
Male Employed8.73%

Washington County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washington County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,705$49,835
Families$39,709$59,627
Married Families$62,036-
Non Families$19,237$31,073
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Income by Household Type

Washington County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

31.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Washington County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Washington County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Washington County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Washington County, Mississippi Marital Status

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1,708

Number of Veterans

1,567

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam712
Second Gulf War341
First Gulf War285
Korea138
World War II13

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74515
55 to 64393
75+327
35 to 54288
18 to 34185

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black9674.06%
White6396.71%
2+ Races5034.48%
Native American2761.36%
Asian2511.63%
Hispanic143.23%

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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15.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washington County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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53.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.3%

Employment Rate

13.2%

Unemployment Rate

Washington County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Washington County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Washington 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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86.75%

Born in Washington County, Mississippi

98.92%

Native Born

1.08%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

0.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.92% of Washington County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 86.75% having been born in Mississippi. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Washington 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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