Rankin County, MS

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2022 Population
157,185
0.726% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.9
1.3% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.49%
1.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$76,460
5.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$203,300
16.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rankin County, MS had a population of 157k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $76,460. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rankin County, MS grew from 156,052 to 157,185, a 0.726% increase and its median household income grew from $72,326 to $76,460, a 5.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rankin County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.05%).

None of the households in Rankin 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.

98.7% of the residents in Rankin County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rankin County, MS are Academy of Hair Design-Pearl (25 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Rankin County, MS was $203,300, and the homeownership rate was 76.9%.

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

Population & Diversity

Rankin County, MS is home to a population of 157k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.58% of Rankin County, MS residents were born outside of the country (4.05k people).

In 2022, there were 3.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Rankin County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.46k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Rankin County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rankin County, MS was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rankin County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    114k ± 353
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    33.9k ± 390
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.46k ± 506
2.73%
Hispanic Population
4.29k people

In 2022, there were 3.36 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Rankin County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.46k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.73% of the people in Rankin County, MS are hispanic (4.29k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.05k people
2.63%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.1k people

As of 2022, 2.58% of Rankin County, MS residents (4.05k 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 Rankin County, MS was 2.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,640 ± 440
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,443 ± 404
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,226 ± 356

Rankin County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rankin County, MS employs 77.3k people. The largest industries in Rankin County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,213 people), Retail Trade (8,795 people), and Educational Services (7,340 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($110,917), Utilities ($82,622), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,174).

Occupations

77.3k
2022 Value
± 2,689
0.798%
1 Year growth
± 4.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rankin County, MS grew at a rate of 0.798%, from 76.7k employees to 77.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rankin County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,506 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,732 people), and Management Occupations (7,747 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rankin County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

77.3k
2022 Value
± 2,689
0.798%
1 Year growth
± 4.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rankin County, MS grew at a rate of 0.798%, from 76.7k employees to 77.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rankin County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,213 people), Retail Trade (8,795 people), and Educational Services (7,340 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rankin County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Rankin 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

$54,007
Median earning men ± $2,662
$39,752
Median earning women ± $1,783

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,089), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,404), and Wholesale Trade ($76,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($66,696), Public Administration ($55,074), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,005).

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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. 1,453
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,089
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 770
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rankin County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 72% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.786%).

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 Rankin County, MS awarded 25 degrees. The student population of Rankin County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 41 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rankin County, MS are Black or African American (12 and 48%), followed by White (12 and 48%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 4%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Rankin County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Academy of Hair Design-Pearl (25 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rankin County, MS are General Cosmetology (25 and 100%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

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 Rankin County, MS was $203,300 in 2022, which is 0.721 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $174,600 to $203,300, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Rankin County, MS is 76.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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

Median household income in Rankin County, MS is $76,460. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rankin County, MS was Census Tract 9800 with a value of $145,000, followed by Census Tract 202.12 and Census Tract 202.10, with respective values of $127,647 and $118,090.

Property

$203,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,784
$45,381
Median Property Taxes
±$1,790

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 Rankin County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Rankin County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.9% of the housing units in Rankin County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9800
  2. Census Tract 202.12
  3. Census Tract 202.10

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rankin County, MS was Census Tract 9800 with a value of $145,000, followed by Census Tract 202.12 and Census Tract 202.10, with respective values of $127,647 and $118,090.

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

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Household Income

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$76,460
Median Household Income
± $3,062
59k
Number of Households
± 2,165

In 2022, the median household income of the 59k households in Rankin County, MS grew to $76,460 from the previous year's value of $72,326.

The following chart displays the households in Rankin 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 Rankin 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 (8.83%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.4%)

In 2022, 83.7% of workers in Rankin County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.83%) and those who worked at home (5.4%).

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 Rankin County, MS have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Rankin 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 Rankin County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rankin County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rankin County, MS (14.4k out of 152k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rankin 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

90.7% of the population of Rankin County, MS has health coverage, with 53.1% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 2.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rankin County, MS see 1584 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.24% decrease from the previous year (1637 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1560 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 605 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,584 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rankin County, MS

Primary care physicians in Rankin County, MS see an average of 1,584 patients per year. This represents a 3.24% decrease from the previous year (1,637 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rankin 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 24.4% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

9.29%
Uninsured
53.1%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
2.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rankin County, MS declined by 0.5% from 9.34% to 9.29%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 57.1 in Rankin County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 36.2% in Rankin County, MS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.3% in Rankin County, MS.

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