University Research Center
Lowndes County
2011-2015 American Community Survey Lowndes County Mississippi
Total population 59,699 2,988,081
Male population 28,469 1,451,723
Female population 31,230 1,536,358
Median age 36.3 36.5
Dependent population (percent under 18 and over 65)  38.1% 38.5%
Citizen voting age population 44,630 2,210,424
Male voting age population 20,804 1,051,255
Female voting age population 23,826 1,159,169
Median household income  $40,239 $39,665
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older) 61.5% 58.0%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present  9.9% 10.0%
Median earnings in the past 12 months of the population 25 and older by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $15,635 $19,488
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $22,605 $25,954
Some college or associate's degree $25,973 $29,669
Bachelor's degree $45,009 $40,952
Graduate or professional degree $50,880 $51,465
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  5.9% 6.1%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  11.1% 11.5%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  29.0% 30.3%
Some college, no degree  23.0% 22.8%
Associate's degree  9.2% 8.6%
Bachelor's degree  14.2% 12.9%
Graduate or professional degree  7.6% 7.7%
High school graduate or higher  83.0% 82.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher  21.8% 20.7%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Percentage of all individuals whose income is below poverty level  23.5% 22.5%
Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level  52.1% 41.1%
By age:
Under 18 32.9% 31.8%
18-64 21.8% 20.7%
65 and over 14.4% 13.7%
By sex:
Male 19.8% 20.2%
Female 26.9% 24.7%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 39.8% 34.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 19.3% 19.7%
Some college or associate's degree 14.8% 14.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 5.9% 5.3%

Census Bureau Lowndes County Mississippi
2016 Population Estimates  59,602 2,988,726
2010 Census
Population  59,779 2,967,297
Population per square mile  118.3 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016 Lowndes County Mississippi
Per capita income  $37,446 $35,484
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $2,231,865 $106,052,785
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $553,252 $28,348,327
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  24.8% 26.7%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 2.0% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  11.06% 9.38%

Bureau of Labor Statistics Lowndes County Mississippi
Labor force, 2016 (annual) 25,555 1,280,432
Employment, 2016 (annual) 23,982 1,205,779
Unemployment, 2016 (annual) 1,573 74,653
Unemployment rate, 2016 (annual) 6.2% 5.8%

Mississippi Department of Health Lowndes County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers, 2015 382 20,551
Percent of births to unwed mothers, 2015  46.2% 53.5%
Number of hospitals, 2015  1 114
Licensed hospital beds, 2015  315 14,408

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure Lowndes County Mississippi
Physicians by county, 2016  119 6,219

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Lowndes County Mississippi
Active dentists by county, 2016  25 1,385
By sex:
Male 23 1,021
Female 2 364

County Business Patterns, 2015 Lowndes County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 1,489 58,662
Paid employees for pay period including March 12 21,443 926,391
Annual payroll ($1,000) $896,326 $33,948,151
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 725 29,572
5 to 9 employees 325 12,522
10 to 19 employees 219 8,091
20 to 49 employees 140 5,497
50 to 99 employees 52 1,721
100 to 249 employees 17 860
250 to 499 employees 9 257
500 to 999 employees 2 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) 3 373
Utilities (22) 10 590
Construction (23) 118 3,802
MFG (31-33) 60 2,117
Wholesale trade (42) 75 2,756
Retail trade (44-45) 308 11,587
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 68 2,065
Information (51) 20 921
Finance and insurance (52) 113 4,627
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 60 2,409
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 98 4,741
Management of companies and enterprises (55) 9 342
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 62 2,223
Educational services (61) 22 625
Health care and social assistance (62) 155 6,200
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) 20 655
Accommodation and food services (72) 121 5,450
Other services (except public administration) (81) 154 6,354
Industries not classified (99) 4 131

University Research Center Lowndes County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county  1.13 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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