University Research Center

» Mississippi's Business - A monthly publication which includes leading and coincident economic indicators and other topics of interest.For archived copies not listed below click here.

» The Mississippi Economic Outlook presents the state economic outlook and forecast. Tables provide details of recent state and national trends, as well as the state five-year forecast. Published quarterly.

» The Mississippi Economic Review

» Is There an Incentive for Mississippians Receiving Public Assistance to Work, 2017

» Using the Armey Curve to Measure the Size of Government

» Projections of Mississippi Use Tax Revenue Lost from Remote Sales, 2017

» The Gender Wage Gap in Mississippi, 2017

» Fiscal Impacts of the Continental Tire AG Project 2017-2040

» Fiscal Impacts of the Topship Project 2016-2035

» Raising the Minimum Wage in Mississippi: An Econometric Analysis, 2014

» The Fiscal and Economic Impacts of Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi, 2014-2025. This analysis was conducted solely to provide fiscal and economic projections of Medicaid expansion in Mississippi and may not be appropriate for other purposes.

» Legislative Economic Briefing - The Economic Briefing is an annual publication presenting an overview of Mississippi's fiscal status for the current and following fiscal years. Revenues, expenditures and ending balances are addressed. Historical summary statistics are also provided.

» The Annual Tax Expenditure Report - This report provides a vehicle for annual legislative review of tax expenditures similar to the review that direct expenditures receive through the appropriation process. For archived copies not listed below click here.

» Maps - A collection of maps giving county information on a wide variety of topics, including population, income, education, employment, and much more.


  • State: Population by County, 2010
  • State: Population by County, 2000
  • State: Percentage Change in Population by County, 2000 to 2010
  • State: Nonwhite Percentage of Population by County, 2010
  • State: Population per Square Mile by County, 2010
  • State: Urban Percentage of the Population by County, 2010
  • State: Population Age 65 and Above by County, 2010
  • State: Voting Age Population by County, 2010
  • Dependent Population, 2015
  • Percentage of households with own children under 18, female householder, no husband present, 2011-2015
  • 2016 Population estimates
  • EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, 2011-2015 - Percentage of the population 25 years and older:

  • Who Have at Least a High School Education
  • Who Have at Least a Bachelor's Degree
  • With less than 9th grade education
  • 9th-12th grade, no diploma
  • High school graduate, includes equivalency
  • Some college, no degree
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Graduate or professional degree

  • State: Annual Unemployment and Unemployment Rate, 2015
  • Change in Annual Labor Force, 2005-2015
  • Manufacturing as a percentage of total employment, 2016
  • Labor force participation rate for the population 16 and older, 2011-2015 ACS

  • Percentage of total personal income from transfer receipts, 2015
  • Per capita income, 2015
  • Median household income in the past 12 months (2011-2015)
  • Percentage of individuals whose income in the past 12 months is below the poverty level (2011-2015)
  • Percentage of families with female householder, no husband present, whose income in the past 12 months is below poverty level (2011-2015)

  • Square Miles by County, 2010
  • Total Retail Sales by County, Fiscal Year 2013
  • Net Change in Manufacturing Establishments, 2004-2014
  • Business Births and Deaths by County, 2011
  • Number of hospitals and hospital beds, 2015
  • Physicians by county, 2016
  • Active dentists by county, 2016
  • Retail sales pull factor by county, 2015
  • Percentage of Births to Unwed Mothers, 2015
  • » Select Articles and Study Briefs

  • Women, Work and Wages (June 2011)
  • Parents and Children's Health (June 2011)
  • State Budget Basics (January 2011)
  • Southeastern States During the Great Recession (January 2011)
  • Health Care Reform Costs and Benefits (June 2010)
  • Containing Health Care Costs (June 2010)
  • Health Linked to Education (January 2010)
  • Mississippi and Health Care Reform (January 2010)
  • Mississippi Unemployment Insurance: Is Change Needed (June 2009)
  • Solving the Poverty Problem in Mississippi (June 2008)
  • Income Distribution Becomes More Unequal (June 2008)
  • Teen Motherhood: Trends and Consequences (June 2008)
  • The State Budget: Curves in the Road Ahead (December 2008)
  • New Population Projections for Mississippi: Some Highlights (December 2008)
  • Gross State Product: The State's Economic Base (December 2008)
  • The Economic Impact Multiplier Is Not Seven (June 2007)
  • Trends in Mississippi Earning (June 2007)
  • Mississippi High School Outcomes (June 2007)
  • The Economic Status of African-Americans in Mississippi (December 2007)
  • Hurricane Katrina's Impact: Some Basic Data (June 2006)
  • Katrina-Related Studies and Reports on the Web (June 2006)
  • Raise the Minimum Wage: A Perennial Issue (June 2006)
  • RAND Study Examines Rebuilding Housing Along the Coast (December 2006)
  • Mississippi Wage Gap Persists (December 2006)
  • The Hispanic Population in Mississippi (December 2006)
  • Changing Minds at the Heart of Education's Benefits (June 2005)
  • Private and Public Returns to Investment in Education (June 2005)
  • Long-Term Outlook for Manufacturing (June 2005)
  • Tax-Supported Debt Rises in State (June 2005)
  • Hurricane Katrina: The Challenges (December 2005)
  • Rebuilding Housing on the Coast (December 2005)
  • General Fund Revenues Remain on Track Post-Katrina (December 2005)
  • Disaster Assistance in Rural Areas (December 2005)
  • MAGNOLIA: Online Library Resources (December 2005)
  • Economic Impacts of Medicaid in Mississippi (June 2004)
  • Sustainable Development in Mississippi (June 2004)
  • Mississippi Endangered Species (June 2004)
  • Global Environmental Trends (June 2004)
  • Easing the State Budget Squeeze (June 2003)
  • Wage Trends and Strategies for Raising Wages (August 1996)
  • A Shift-Share Analysis of Employment Trends (August 1996)
  • Can Workfare Work in Mississippi (October 1996)
  • Welfare Reforms in Mississippi (1996)
  • Labor Market Effects of Gaming in Mississippi (1994)
  • Current Levels of Student Achievement in Mississippi (1993)
  • Dr. Sondra Collins
    Senior Economist
    Telephone: 601.432.6376

     Ercilla V. Dometz
    Economic Planner
    Telephone: 601.432.6264

     Corey Miller
    Economic Analyst
    Telephone: 601.432.6353

    Dr. Bob Neal
    Senior Economist
    Telephone: 601.432.6143

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    Administrative Assistant
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    Dr. Darrin Webb
    State Economist and Director of URC
    Telephone: 601.432.6556

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