DeSoto County, MS

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2022 Population
186,214
1.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.1
0.269% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.8%
2.14% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$79,666
8.45% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$227,600
17.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, DeSoto County, MS had a population of 186k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $79,666. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of DeSoto County, MS grew from 183,220 to 186,214, a 1.63% increase and its median household income grew from $73,460 to $79,666, a 8.45% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in DeSoto County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%), Other (Hispanic) (2.3%), and White (Hispanic) (1.55%).

None of the households in DeSoto County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in DeSoto County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in DeSoto County, MS are Delta Technical College-Mississippi (447023) (1,548 degrees awarded in 2022) and Concorde Career College-Southaven (292 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in DeSoto County, MS was $227,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.4%.

Most people in DeSoto County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in DeSoto County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

DeSoto County, MS is home to a population of 186k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.98% of DeSoto County, MS residents were born outside of the country (7.41k people).

In 2022, there were 1.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (111k people) in DeSoto County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 57.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.99k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of DeSoto County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in DeSoto County, MS was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in DeSoto County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    111k ± 419
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    57.3k ± 603
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.99k ± 836
5.21%
Hispanic Population
9.69k people

In 2022, there were 1.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (111k people) in DeSoto County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 57.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.99k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.21% of the people in DeSoto County, MS are hispanic (9.69k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in DeSoto County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.98%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.41k people
3.89%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.13k people

As of 2022, 3.98% of DeSoto County, MS residents (7.41k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in DeSoto County, MS was 3.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,857 ± 361
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,505 ± 513
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,445 ± 424

DeSoto County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of DeSoto County, MS employs 93.4k people. The largest industries in DeSoto County, MS are Transportation & Warehousing (13,275 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,351 people), and Manufacturing (10,917 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($107,734), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,458), and Finance & Insurance ($66,947).

Occupations

93.4k
2022 Value
± 2,663
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 4.02%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in DeSoto County, MS grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 91.9k employees to 93.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DeSoto County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,673 people), Management Occupations (9,838 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,337 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DeSoto County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

93.4k
2022 Value
± 2,663
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 4.02%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in DeSoto County, MS grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 91.9k employees to 93.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DeSoto County, MS, are Transportation & Warehousing (13,275 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,351 people), and Manufacturing (10,917 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DeSoto County, MS, though some of these residents may live in DeSoto County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,716
Median earning men ± $1,869
$41,205
Median earning women ± $1,632

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($68,802), Wholesale Trade ($61,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,371).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,536), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,451), and Public Administration ($47,875).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,113
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 799
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 736
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in DeSoto County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 61% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.948%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in DeSoto County, MS awarded 1,840 degrees. The student population of DeSoto County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 831 male students and 1,508 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in DeSoto County, MS are Black or African American (1,485 and 80.7%), followed by White (243 and 13.2%), Hispanic or Latino (60 and 3.26%), and Unknown (40 and 2.17%).

The largest universities in DeSoto County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Delta Technical College-Mississippi (447023) (1,548 and 84.1%) and Concorde Career College-Southaven (292 and 15.9%).

The most popular majors in DeSoto County, MS are Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (652 and 35.4%), Medical Assistant (427 and 23.2%), and Dental Assisting (205 and 11.1%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in DeSoto County, MS was $227,600 in 2022, which is 0.807 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $193,400 to $227,600, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in DeSoto County, MS is 76.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in DeSoto County, MS have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in DeSoto County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in DeSoto County, MS is $79,666. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in DeSoto County, MS was Census Tract 707.22 with a value of $144,276, followed by Census Tract 708.30 and Census Tract 707.21, with respective values of $119,229 and $112,682.

Property

$227,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,465
$52,255
Median Property Taxes
±$1,921

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In DeSoto County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.4% of the housing units in DeSoto County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 707.22
  2. Census Tract 708.30
  3. Census Tract 707.21

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DeSoto County, MS was Census Tract 707.22 with a value of $144,276, followed by Census Tract 708.30 and Census Tract 707.21, with respective values of $119,229 and $112,682.

The following map shows all of the tracts in DeSoto County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$79,666
Median Household Income
± $2,535
68.4k
Number of Households
± 2,293

In 2022, the median household income of the 68.4k households in DeSoto County, MS grew to $79,666 from the previous year's value of $73,460.

The following chart displays the households in DeSoto County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for DeSoto County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.26%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.84%)

In 2022, 83.7% of workers in DeSoto County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.26%) and those who worked at home (5.84%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DeSoto County, MS have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in DeSoto County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in DeSoto County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in DeSoto County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DeSoto County, MS (18.1k out of 184k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in DeSoto County, MS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.1% of the population of DeSoto County, MS has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 9.91% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in DeSoto County, MS see 3303 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.07% increase from the previous year (3085 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2769 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 996 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,303 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DeSoto County, MS

Primary care physicians in DeSoto County, MS see an average of 3,303 patients per year. This represents a 7.07% increase from the previous year (3,085 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in DeSoto County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.94%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
9.91%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in DeSoto County, MS grew by 6.93% from 8.36% to 8.94%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.9 in DeSoto County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.8% in DeSoto County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.8% in DeSoto County, MS.

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