Tippah County, MS

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2022 Population
21,769
0.494% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.6
0.508% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.9%
8.47% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,968
15.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$117,100
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,229
3.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tippah County, MS had a population of 21.8k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $47,968. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tippah County, MS declined from 21,877 to 21,769, a −0.494% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,506 to $47,968, a 15.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tippah County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%), Other (Hispanic) (3.2%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.47%).

None of the households in Tippah 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.

98.4% of the residents in Tippah County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tippah County, MS are Blue Mountain Christian University (171 degrees awarded in 2022) and Fosters Cosmetology College (25 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tippah County, MS was $117,100, and the homeownership rate was 72.7%.

Most people in Tippah County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Tippah County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Tippah County, MS is home to a population of 21.8k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.96% of Tippah County, MS residents were born outside of the country (427 people).

In 2022, there were 5.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.8k people) in Tippah County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 700 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Tippah County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tippah County, MS was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tippah County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.8k ± 12
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.17k ± 236
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    700 ± 214
4.75%
Hispanic Population
1.03k people

In 2022, there were 5.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.8k people) in Tippah County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 700 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.75% of the people in Tippah County, MS are hispanic (1.03k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.96%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
427 people
2.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
509 people

As of 2022, 1.96% of Tippah County, MS residents (427 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 Tippah County, MS was 2.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    275 ± 172
  2. Vietnam
    266 ± 118
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    174 ± 131

Tippah County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tippah County, MS employs 9.23k people. The largest industries in Tippah County, MS are Manufacturing (2,323 people), Retail Trade (1,263 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,123 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($91,000), Transportation & Warehousing ($55,768), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,757).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.23k
2022 Value
± 739
3.58%
1 Year growth
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tippah County, MS grew at a rate of 3.58%, from 8.91k employees to 9.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tippah County, MS, are Production Occupations (1,774 people), Material Moving Occupations (994 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (878 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tippah County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.23k
2022 Value
± 739
3.58%
1 Year growth
± 11.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tippah County, MS grew at a rate of 3.58%, from 8.91k employees to 9.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tippah County, MS, are Manufacturing (2,323 people), Retail Trade (1,263 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,123 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tippah County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Tippah 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

$41,630
Median earning men ± $4,452
$25,645
Median earning women ± $4,491

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($70,313), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,296), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,241).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,353), Construction ($57,083), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,943).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 140
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 117
    Manufacturing
  3. 99
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tippah County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 79.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.2%), followed by Other (0.673%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tippah County, MS awarded 196 degrees. The student population of Tippah County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 477 male students and 481 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tippah County, MS are White (140 and 71.8%), followed by Black or African American (43 and 22.1%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 3.08%), and Two or More Races (5 and 2.56%).

The largest universities in Tippah County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Blue Mountain Christian University (171 and 87.2%) and Fosters Cosmetology College (25 and 12.8%).

The most popular majors in Tippah County, MS are General Business Administration & Management (40 and 20.4%), Elementary Education & Teaching (31 and 15.8%), and Barbering (22 and 11.2%).

The median tuition cost in Tippah County, MS for private four year colleges is $19,120.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Tippah County, MS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 50.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 958 (49.8% men and 50.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 958 students enrolled in Tippah County, MS, 49.8% men and 50.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 633 records, of which 51.7% were women and 48.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tippah County, MS was Elementary Education & Teaching with 31 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 171 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Mountain Christian University with 171 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 80 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tippah County, MS, which is 0.69 times less than the 116 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 140 degrees mean that there were 3.26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 43 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,120) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($160) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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.

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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 Tippah County, MS was $117,100 in 2022, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $106,400 to $117,100, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Tippah County, MS is 72.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tippah County, MS have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tippah County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tippah County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1%.

Property

$117,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,257
$5,879
Median Property Taxes
±$627

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%
Homeownership
2022
70.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.7% of the housing units in Tippah County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. Census Tract 9501

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Household Income

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$47,968
Median Household Income
± $4,519
8.09k
Number of Households
± 741

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.09k households in Tippah County, MS grew to $47,968 from the previous year's value of $41,506.

The following chart displays the households in Tippah 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 Tippah 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 (84.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.98%)

In 2022, 84.2% of workers in Tippah County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.66%) and those who worked at home (2.98%).

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tippah County, MS have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Tippah 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 Tippah County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tippah County, MS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tippah County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tippah County, MS (4.01k out of 21.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tippah County, MS is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.9% of the children was living in poverty in Tippah County, MS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.9%.

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Health

85.8% of the population of Tippah County, MS has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tippah County, MS see 7338 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0818% increase from the previous year (7332 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4350 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 805 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

7,338 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tippah County, MS

Primary care physicians in Tippah County, MS see an average of 7,338 patients per year. This represents a 0.0818% increase from the previous year (7,332 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.2%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tippah County, MS grew by 9.11% from 13% to 14.2%.

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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 61.2 in Tippah 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 39.2% in Tippah County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.4% in Tippah County, MS.

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