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Leake County
2013-2017 American Community Survey Leake County Mississippi
Total population 22,936 2,986,220
Male population 11,534 1,448,717
Female population 11,402 1,537,503
Median age 35.8 36.9
Age dependency ratio  71.6 63.8
Citizen voting age population 16,698 2,259,919
Male voting age population 8,171 1,077,885
Female voting age population 8,527 1,182,034
Median household income  $35,578 $42,009
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older)  55.3% 57.7%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present  10.2% 9.5%
Median earnings in the past 12 months of the population 25 and older by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $20,198 $20,921
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $24,099 $26,909
Some college or associate's degree $27,830 $30,804
Bachelor's degree $42,615 $41,660
Graduate or professional degree $50,254 $52,616
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  8.9% 5.6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  12.8% 11.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  38.3% 30.4%
Some college, no degree  20.5% 22.6%
Associate's degree  7.4% 9.1%
Bachelor's degree  8.2% 13.3%
Graduate or professional degree  4.0% 8.0%
High school graduate or higher  78.3% 83.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher  12.1% 21.3%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Percentage of all individuals whose income is below poverty level  25.1% 21.5%
Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level  33.8% 39.8%
By age:
Under 18 38.1% 30.2%
18-64 19.9% 19.9%
65 and over 21.2% 13.1%
By sex:
Male 20.7% 19.2%
Female 29.4% 23.5%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 35.6% 33.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 23.3% 19.6%
Some college or associate's degree 11.2% 14.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 6.8% 5.4%

Census Bureau Leake County Mississippi
2017 Population Estimates  22,715 2,984,100
2010 Census
Population  23,805 2,967,297
Population per square mile  40.8 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2017 Leake County Mississippi
Per capita income  $29,289 $36,636
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $665,297 $109,324,138
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $219,243 $28,631,946
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  33.0% 26.2%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 0.8% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  N/A 9.46%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Leake County Mississippi
Labor force 7,683 1,280,071
Employment 7,251 1,215,115
Unemployment 432 64,956
Unemployment rate 5.6% 5.1%

Mississippi Department of Health, 2017 Leake County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers 180 20,009
Percent of births to unwed mothers  62.9% 53.5%

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure, 2017 Leake County Mississippi
Physicians by county  5 6,245

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Leake County Mississippi
Active dentists by county, 2016  7 1,385
By sex:
Male 4 1,021
Female 3 364

County Business Patterns, 2016 Leake County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 280 58,850
Paid employees for pay period including March 12 4,122 939,322
Annual payroll ($1,000) $115,171 $34,356,961
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 163 29,356
5 to 9 employees 52 12,719
10 to 19 employees 40 8,188
20 to 49 employees 15 5,516
50 to 99 employees 4 1,787
100 to 249 employees 5 873
250 to 499 employees 0 265
500 to 999 employees 0 96
1000+ employees 1 50
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 10 680
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) 1 328
Utilities (22) 7 608
Construction (23) 12 3,796
MFG (31-33) 5 2,141
Wholesale trade (42) 7 2,748
Retail trade (44-45) 80 11,608
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 10 2,054
Information (51) 4 970
Finance and insurance (52) 23 4,713
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 5 2,407
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 18 4,654
Management of companies and enterprises (55) N/A 347
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 8 2,254
Educational services (61) 2 608
Health care and social assistance (62) 25 6,206
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) 2 688
Accommodation and food services (72) 23 5,542
Other services (except public administration) (81) 37 6,386
Industries not classified (99) 1 112

University Research Center Leake County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county, 2017  0.61 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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