University Research Center
Choctaw County
2012-2016 American Community Survey Choctaw County Mississippi
Total population 8,320 2,989,192
Male population 4,037 1,450,269
Female population 4,283 1,538,923
Median age 43.0 36.7
Age dependency ratio  73.0 63.3
Citizen voting age population 6,406 2,256,840
Male voting age population 3,052 1,077,550
Female voting age population 3,358 1,178,815
Median household income  $32,953 $40,528
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older)  51.6% 57.8%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present  6.0% 9.8%
Median earnings in the past 12 months of the population 25 and older by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $19,360 $19,990
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $26,964 $26,240
Some college or associate's degree $26,360 $30,081
Bachelor's degree $31,490 $41,282
Graduate or professional degree $43,482 $51,881
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  8.9% 5.8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  9.6% 11.2%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  36.1% 30.4%
Some college, no degree  22.5% 22.8%
Associate's degree  7.5% 8.7%
Bachelor's degree  9.6% 13.1%
Graduate or professional degree  5.9% 7.9%
High school graduate or higher  81.5% 83.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher  15.4% 21.0%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Percentage of all individuals whose income is below poverty level  24.5% 22.3%
Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level  47.7% 41.1%
By age:
Under 18 37.3% 31.5%
18-64 21.6% 20.6%
65 and over 18.1% 13.4%
By sex:
Male 21.4% 20.0%
Female 27.3% 24.5%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 38.4% 34.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 16.3% 20.1%
Some college or associate's degree 19.8% 14.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 4.7% 5.4%

Census Bureau Choctaw County Mississippi
2017 Population Estimates  8,278 2,984,100
2010 Census
Population  8,547 2,967,297
Population per square mile  20.4 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016 Choctaw County Mississippi
Per capita income  $30,430 $35,484
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $250,804 $106,052,785
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $85,667 $28,348,327
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  34.2% 26.7%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 0.3% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  7.41% 9.38%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Choctaw County Mississippi
Labor force 3,677 1,280,071
Employment 3,498 1,215,115
Unemployment 179 64,956
Unemployment rate 4.9% 5.1%

Mississippi Department of Health, 2016 Choctaw County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers 44 20,176
Percent of births to unwed mothers  50.6% 53.2%

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure Choctaw County Mississippi
Physicians by county, 2016  8 6,219

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Choctaw County Mississippi
Active dentists by county, 2016  8 1,385
By sex:
Male 6 1,021
Female 2 364

County Business Patterns, 2016 Choctaw County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 111 58,850
Paid employees for pay period including March 12 1,124 939,322
Annual payroll ($1,000) $53,087 $34,356,961
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 63 29,356
5 to 9 employees 24 12,719
10 to 19 employees 11 8,188
20 to 49 employees 8 5,516
50 to 99 employees 3 1,787
100 to 249 employees 2 873
250 to 499 employees 0 265
500 to 999 employees 0 96
1000+ employees 0 50
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 8 680
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) 2 328
Utilities (22) 6 608
Construction (23) 6 3,796
MFG (31-33) 8 2,141
Wholesale trade (42) 2 2,748
Retail trade (44-45) 24 11,608
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 6 2,054
Information (51) 2 970
Finance and insurance (52) 6 4,713
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 1 2,407
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 4 4,654
Management of companies and enterprises (55) N/A 347
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 3 2,254
Educational services (61) N/A 608
Health care and social assistance (62) 7 6,206
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) N/A 688
Accommodation and food services (72) 8 5,542
Other services (except public administration) (81) 18 6,386
Industries not classified (99) N/A 112

University Research Center Choctaw County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county  0.41 N/A

The University Research Center (URC) conducts applied unbiased research on a variety of state and local issues including revenue estimation, economic impact analysis, socio-economic policy analysis, tax analysis, and economic forecasting for the State of Mississippi. Clients include both public and private entities. URC routinely works closely with both the Legislative and Executive branches of state government. State Economist Dr. Darrin Webb is the current Director of the University Research Center. URC is a division of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.

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