University Research Center
Washington County
2012-2016 American Community Survey Washington County Mississippi
Total population 48,824 2,989,192
Male population 22,920 1,450,269
Female population 25,904 1,538,923
Median age 36.4 36.7
Age dependency ratio  67.4 63.3
Citizen voting age population 35,837 2,256,840
Male voting age population 16,273 1,077,550
Female voting age population 19,558 1,178,815
Median household income  $28,452 $40,528
Labor force participation rate (population 16 and older)  57.2% 57.8%
Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present  13.7% 9.8%
Median earnings in the past 12 months of the population 25 and older by educational attainment
Less than high school graduate $15,515 $19,990
High school graduate (includes equivalency) $22,836 $26,240
Some college or associate's degree $25,777 $30,081
Bachelor's degree $35,132 $41,282
Graduate or professional degree $51,019 $51,881
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and older
Less than 9th grade  8.6% 5.8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma  14.5% 11.2%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)  30.3% 30.4%
Some college, no degree  21.6% 22.8%
Associate's degree  6.5% 8.7%
Bachelor's degree  12.2% 13.1%
Graduate or professional degree  6.3% 7.9%
High school graduate or higher  76.9% 83.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher  18.5% 21.0%
Poverty status in the past 12 months
Percentage of all individuals whose income is below poverty level  34.9% 22.3%
Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level  48.3% 41.1%
By age:
Under 18 51.0% 31.5%
18-64 31.7% 20.6%
65 and over 17.3% 13.4%
By sex:
Male 32.2% 20.0%
Female 37.2% 24.5%
By educational attainment:
Less than high school graduate 44.5% 34.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 29.9% 20.1%
Some college or associate's degree 22.6% 14.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 8.1% 5.4%

Census Bureau Washington County Mississippi
2017 Population Estimates  46,221 2,984,100
2010 Census
Population  51,137 2,967,297
Population per square mile  70.6 63.0

Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016 Washington County Mississippi
Per capita income  $34,431 $35,484
Personal income (thousands of dollars) $1,626,225 $106,052,785
Personal current transfer receipts (thousands of dollars) $560,719 $28,348,327
Share of total personal income from transfer receipts  34.5% 26.7%
Personal current transfer receipts: county as a percent of the state 2.0% 100.0%
Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment  5.58% 9.38%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Washington County Mississippi
Labor force 17,237 1,280,071
Employment 15,956 1,215,115
Unemployment 1,281 64,956
Unemployment rate 7.4% 5.1%

Mississippi Department of Health, 2016 Washington County Mississippi
Number of births to unwed mothers 497 20,176
Percent of births to unwed mothers  74.6% 53.2%

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure Washington County Mississippi
Physicians by county, 2016  76 6,219

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners Washington County Mississippi
Active dentists by county, 2016  24 1,385
By sex:
Male 18 1,021
Female 6 364

County Business Patterns, 2016 Washington County Mississippi
Total number of establishments 1,136 58,850
Paid employees for pay period including March 12 14,338 939,322
Annual payroll ($1,000) $456,127 $34,356,961
By employment-size class:
1 to 4 employees 547 29,356
5 to 9 employees 272 12,719
10 to 19 employees 164 8,188
20 to 49 employees 105 5,516
50 to 99 employees 28 1,787
100 to 249 employees 15 873
250 to 499 employees 4 265
500 to 999 employees 1 96
1000+ employees 0 50
By (2012) NAICS code:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11) 11 680
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21) 1 328
Utilities (22) 7 608
Construction (23) 73 3,796
MFG (31-33) 31 2,141
Wholesale trade (42) 67 2,748
Retail trade (44-45) 231 11,608
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 49 2,054
Information (51) 20 970
Finance and insurance (52) 74 4,713
Real estate and rental and leasing (53) 40 2,407
Professional, scientific, and technical services (54) 79 4,654
Management of companies and enterprises (55) 6 347
Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (56) 40 2,254
Educational services (61) 12 608
Health care and social assistance (62) 152 6,206
Arts, entertainment, and recreation (71) 15 688
Accommodation and food services (72) 87 5,542
Other services (except public administration) (81) 139 6,386
Industries not classified (99) 2 112

University Research Center Washington County Mississippi
Retail sales pull factor by county  1.02 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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