University Research Center
Kemper County
2011-2015 American Community Survey Kemper County Mississippi
Total population 10,211 2,988,081
Male population 5,103 1,451,723
Female population 5,108 1,536,358
Median age 38.3 36.5
Dependent population (percent under 18 and over 65)  37.8% 38.5%
Citizen voting age population 7,970 2,210,424
Male voting age population 3,908 1,051,255
Female voting age population 4,062 1,159,169
Median household income  $30,056 $39,665
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older) 47.7% 58.0%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present  11.0% 10.0%
Median earnings in the past 12 months of the population 25 and older by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate N/A $19,488
High school graduate (includes equivalency) N/A $25,954
Some college or associate's degree N/A $29,669
Bachelor's degree N/A $40,952
Graduate or professional degree N/A $51,465
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  7.6% 6.1%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  15.6% 11.5%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  31.1% 30.3%
Some college, no degree  25.8% 22.8%
Associate's degree  8.5% 8.6%
Bachelor's degree  7.9% 12.9%
Graduate or professional degree  3.6% 7.7%
High school graduate or higher  76.8% 82.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher  11.5% 20.7%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Percentage of all individuals whose income is below poverty level  30.5% 22.5%
Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level  41.3% 41.1%
By age:
Under 18 47.3% 31.8%
18-64 24.5% 20.7%
65 and over 28.3% 13.7%
By sex:
Male 25.2% 20.2%
Female 35.3% 24.7%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 49.5% 34.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 18.2% 19.7%
Some college or associate's degree 17.2% 14.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 12.4% 5.3%

Census Bureau Kemper County Mississippi
2016 Population Estimates  9,896 2,988,726
2010 Census
Population  10,456 2,967,297
Population per square mile  13.6 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016 Kemper County Mississippi
Per capita income  $27,871 $35,484
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $275,815 $106,052,785
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $103,983 $28,348,327
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  37.7% 26.7%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 0.4% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  7.12% 9.38%

Bureau of Labor Statistics Kemper County Mississippi
Labor force, 2016 (annual) 3,555 1,280,432
Employment, 2016 (annual) 3,244 1,205,779
Unemployment, 2016 (annual) 311 74,653
Unemployment rate, 2016 (annual) 8.7% 5.8%

Mississippi Department of Health Kemper County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers, 2015 48 20,551
Percent of births to unwed mothers, 2015  64.9% 53.5%
Number of hospitals, 2015  1 114
Licensed hospital beds, 2015  25 14,408

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure Kemper County Mississippi
Physicians by county, 2016  3 6,219

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Kemper County Mississippi
Active dentists by county, 2016  4 1,385
By sex:
Male 3 1,021
Female 1 364

County Business Patterns, 2015 Kemper County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 118 58,662
Paid employees for pay period including March 12 1,479 926,391
Annual payroll ($1,000) $75,336 $33,948,151
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 62 29,572
5 to 9 employees 27 12,522
10 to 19 employees 14 8,091
20 to 49 employees 10 5,497
50 to 99 employees 3 1,721
100 to 249 employees 2 860
250 to 499 employees 0 257
500 to 999 employees 0 87
1000+ employees 0 55
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 9 694
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) 2 373
Utilities (22) 7 590
Construction (23) 7 3,802
MFG (31-33) 6 2,117
Wholesale trade (42) 3 2,756
Retail trade (44-45) 15 11,587
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 6 2,065
Information (51) 2 921
Finance and insurance (52) 10 4,627
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 4 2,409
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 6 4,741
Management of companies and enterprises (55) 1 342
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 5 2,223
Educational services (61) 2 625
Health care and social assistance (62) 10 6,200
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) N/A 655
Accommodation and food services (72) 10 5,450
Other services (except public administration) (81) 12 6,354
Industries not classified (99) 1 131

University Research Center Kemper County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county  1.49 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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