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Oktibbeha County
2015-2019 American Community Survey Oktibbeha County Mississippi
Total population 49,512 2,984,418
Male population 24,737 1,447,873
Female population 24,775 1,536,545
Median age 26.1 37.5
Age dependency ratio  39.7 64.9
Citizen voting age population 40,891 2,270,925
Male voting age population 20,335 1,083,374
Female voting age population 20,556 1,187,551
Median household income (2019 inflation-adjusted dollars)  $40,453 $45,081
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older)  54.1% 57.2%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no spouse present  6.5% 9.0%
Median earnings in the past 12 months (2019 inflation-adjusted dollars) for the population 25 years and over by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $20,387 $21,933
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $22,391 $27,454
Some college or associate's degree $26,975 $31,773
Bachelor's degree $35,134 $43,511
Graduate or professional degree $54,018 $55,505
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  2.6% 5.1%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  6.7% 10.4%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  21.7% 30.4%
Some college, no degree  18.7% 22.3%
Associate's degree  7.6% 9.8%
Bachelor's degree  20.5% 13.7%
Graduate or professional degree  22.2% 8.4%
High school graduate or higher  90.7% 84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher  42.6% 22.0%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Population for whom poverty status is determined  44,774 2,886,767
Percent of population below poverty level  30.1% 20.3%
By age:
Under 18 22.9% 28.7%
18-64 35.7% 18.8%
65 and over 9.5% 12.8%
By sex:
Male 27.7% 18.2%
Female 32.7% 22.3%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 34.4% 31.9%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 30.1% 19.5%
Some college or associate's degree 15.4% 13.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 9.6% 5.3%

Census Bureau Oktibbeha County Mississippi
2019 Population Estimates  49,587 2,976,149
2010 Census
Population  47,671 2,967,297
Population per square mile  104.0 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis 2019 Annual Data Oktibbeha County Mississippi
Per capita income  $35,457 $38,914
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $1,758,204 $115,814,213
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $389,771 $30,682,815
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  22.2% 26.5%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 1.3% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  4.75% 9.45%

Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 Annual Data Oktibbeha County Mississippi
Labor force 22,096 1,259,347
Employment 20,414 1,157,546
Unemployment 1,682 101,801
Unemployment rate 7.6% 8.1%

Mississippi Department of Health, 2017 Oktibbeha County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers 243 20,009
Percent of births to unwed mothers  41.1% 53.5%

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure, 2017 Oktibbeha County Mississippi
Physicians by county  60 6,245

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Oktibbeha County Mississippi
Active dentists by county, 2016  23 1,385
By sex:
Male 18 1,021
Female 5 364

County Business Patterns, 2019 Oktibbeha County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 913 59,130
Annual payroll ($1,000) $404,812 $37,730,520
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 429 29,543
5 to 9 employees 203 12,574
10 to 19 employees 127 8,205
20 to 49 employees 110 5,724
50 to 99 employees 29 1,776
100 to 249 employees 9 875
250 to 499 employees 3 274
500 to 999 employees 3 102
1000+ employees N/A 57
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 6 642
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) N/A 308
Utilities (22) 3 582
Construction (23) 52 3,865
MFG (31-33) 21 2,072
Wholesale trade (42) 21 2,652
Retail trade (44-45) 177 11,324
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 12 2,200
Information (51) 19 1,048
Finance and insurance (52) 74 4,620
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 61 2,433
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 73 4,648
Management of companies and enterprises (55) 3 319
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 44 2,383
Educational services (61) 6 580
Health care and social assistance (62) 91 6,506
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) 11 692
Accommodation and food services (72) 127 5,744
Other services (except public administration) (81) 111 6,404
Industries not classified (99) N/A 108

University Research Center Oktibbeha County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county, 2017  1.07 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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