Wilkinson County, Mississippi Population 2021

Wilkinson County, Mississippi's estimated population is 8,328 with a growth rate of -1.78% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilkinson County, Mississippi is the 75th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 9,863 and has seen a growth of -15.56% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20218,328-151-1.78%
20208,479-151-1.75%
20198,630-151-1.72%
20188,781-74-0.84%
20178,855-165-1.83%
20169,020-69-0.76%
20159,089-98-1.07%
20149,187-153-1.64%
20139,340-118-1.25%
20129,458-125-1.30%
20119,583-280-2.84%
20109,8631851.91%
19909,678-343-3.42%
198010,021-1,078-9.71%
197011,099-2,136-16.14%
196013,235-881-6.24%
195014,116-1,839-11.53%
194015,9551,99814.32%
193013,957-1,362-8.89%
192015,319-2,756-15.25%
191018,075-3,378-15.75%
190021,4533,86121.95%
189017,592-223-1.25%
188017,8155,11040.22%
187012,705-3,228-20.26%
186015,933-981-5.80%
185016,9142,72119.17%
184014,1932,50721.45%
183011,6861,96820.25%
18209,7184,65091.75%
18105,0680.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.78%
County Website
Founded
1802
County Seat
2010 Population
9,863
Growth Since 2010
-15.56%
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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American6,30771.06%
White2,47527.89%
Two or More Races620.70%
Some Other Race210.24%
Asian100.11%
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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Population by Race

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Population Pyramid $2021

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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Median Age

37.8


Total

35.4


Male

47.1


Female

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Adults

There are 6,977 adults, (1,497 of whom are seniors) in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

4,005

45.13%

Male

4,870

54.87%

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Population by Age

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male93.8%6.2%
Married93%7%
All79.9%20.1%
Non Family75.9%24.1%
Female69.2%30.8%

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1702.4379.9
Non Family1,3271.0675.9
Married9903.0193
Female7883.9969.2
Male652.9593.8

3.43

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5248.41%
9th to 12th Grade1,04516.77%
High School Graduate2,52840.58%
Some College86213.84%
Associates Degree4186.71%
Bachelors Degree5308.51%
Graduate Degree3235.18%
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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black4,2392,959475
White1,9451,656374
Other Race2121
Hispanic1964
2+ Races1616
Asian33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 21.05%.

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,396$36,046$23,058
Less Than 9th Grade$13,169$13,210$12,500
High School Graduate$30,848$37,422$28,385
Some College$26,289$46,713$22,447
Bachelors Degree$26,406$48,466$22,917
Graduate Degree$42,875$$43,125

$27,396

Average Earnings

$36,046

Average Male

$23,058

Average Female

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Language

99.92% of Wilkinson County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.08% of the population.

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Language

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,3872,46945.83%
White2,2391737.73%
Multiple542546.30%
Hispanic19631.58%

34.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.32%

Male Poverty Rate

36.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkinson County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkinson County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 46.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkinson County, Mississippi is White, with 7.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.38%.

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.48%
High School28.87%
Bachelors or Greater13.96%
Some College11.79%

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed25.00%
Female Employed13.45%
Male Unemployed13.36%
Male Employed2.35%

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,313$41,858
Families$36,250$53,106
Married Families$51,063-
Non Families$22,546$26,236
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Income by Household Type

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.7%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Wilkinson 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 35-44.

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Marital Status

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291

Number of Veterans

286

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam112
First Gulf War53
Korea20
Second Gulf War10
World War II

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74100
55 to 6485
35 to 5457
75+49
18 to 34

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1677.94%
Black1242.57%

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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37.5%

Labor Force Participation

33.6%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Wilkinson 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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82.34%

Born in Wilkinson County, Mississippi

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Wilkinson County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 82.34% having been born in Mississippi. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Wilkinson 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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