Wilkinson County, Mississippi Population 2024

7,853

Wilkinson County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 7,853 with a growth rate of -1.81% 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 -20.38% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,128-145-1.99%
20287,273-145-1.95%
20277,418-145-1.92%
20267,563-145-1.88%
20257,708-145-1.85%
20247,853-145-1.81%
20237,998-145-1.78%
20228,143-145-1.75%
20218,288-236-2.77%
20208,524-104-1.21%
20198,628-140-1.6%
20188,768-87-0.98%
20178,855-177-1.96%
20169,032-57-0.63%
20159,089-96-1.05%
20149,185-155-1.66%
20139,340-120-1.27%
20129,460-122-1.27%
20119,582-281-2.85%
20109,863
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%
186015,933-981-5.8%
185016,9142,72119.17%
184014,1932,50721.45%
183011,6861,96820.25%
18209,7184,65091.75%
18105,068-2,060-28.9%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.81% (-145)
County Website
Wilkinson County
County Seat
2010 Population
9,863
Area
678 mi²
Density
12 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-20.38% (-2,010)
Founded
1802

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American5,74867.38%
White2,45828.81%
Other race1962.3%
Two or more races1291.51%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Population by Race

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Median Age

38.9

Total

35.8

Male

44.1

Female

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Adults

There are 6,751 adults, (1,547 of whom are seniors) in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Age Dependency

63.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female3,94346.22%
Male4,58853.78%

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Population by Age

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2642.2882.117.9
Non Family1,3741.0592.47.6
Married9073.1787.712.3
Female8543.2759.640.4
Male1292.682.217.8
showing: 5 rows

3.14

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wilkinson 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

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

Wilkinson 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 other race people with a rate of 97.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.54%.

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,200

Average Earnings

$46,340

Average Male

$29,991

Average Female

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Language

99.74% of Wilkinson County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.14% of the population.

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Language

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4,8971,33427.24%
White2,1261105.17%
Hispanic14810369.59%
Multiple1255443.2%
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21.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.14%

Male Poverty Rate

27.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkinson County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkinson County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 69.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkinson County, Mississippi is White, with 5.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.74%.

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.98%
High School18.59%
Some College16.27%
Bachelors or Greater15.82%
showing: 4 rows

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed21.62%
Female Employed7.54%
Male Employed0.3%
Female Unemployed
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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.5%

Male Marriage Rate

29.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wilkinson 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 35-44.

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

369

Number of Veterans

349

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Wilkinson County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

42.9%

Labor Force Participation

40.2%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wilkinson County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wilkinson 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

77.26%

Born in Wilkinson County, Mississippi

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Wilkinson County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 77.26% having been born in Mississippi. 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

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