Migration Profile for Mississippi, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Mississippi in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Mississippi People Moving into Mississippi People Moving out of Mississippi Net # People Moving into Mississippi from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 72,948 70,345 2,603 1.04
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 16,981 15,530 1,451 1.09
Aged 18-19 5,495 4,205 1,290 1.31
Aged 20-24 10,835 11,152 -317 0.97
Aged 25-34 15,735 13,842 1,893 1.14
Aged 35-44 8,405 9,885 -1,480 0.85
Aged 45-54 6,174 7,279 -1,105 0.85
Aged 55-64 5,610 3,705 1,905 1.51
Aged 65+ 3,713 4,747 -1,034 0.78
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 23,098 24,289 -1,191 0.95
Married 22,179 21,130 1,049 1.05
Divorced 7,976 7,364 612 1.08
Separated 2,584 2,424 160 1.07
Widowed 2,116 1,778 338 1.19
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 5,846 5,978 -132 0.98
High School Graduate 11,935 11,564 371 1.03
Some college or Associates degree 11,535 11,625 -90 0.99
Bachelor’s Degree 6,175 6,567 -392 0.94
Graduate or Professional Degree 4,146 3,724 422 1.11
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 9,429 6,988 2,441 1.35
$1-$9,999 14,397 13,295 1,102 1.08
$10,000-$24,999 15,321 16,429 -1,108 0.93
$25,000-$49,999 9,873 12,190 -2,317 0.81
$50,000-$74,999 5,897 4,461 1,436 1.32
$75,000+ 3,036 3,622 -586 0.84
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 17,067 13,840 3,227 1.23
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 8,604 7,570 1,034 1.14
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 37,023 42,910 -5,887 0.86

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Mississippi” refers to those people living in Mississippi in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Mississippi” refers to those people living in Mississippi in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.04 means that very every 100 people leaving Mississippi for another state, 104 people are moving to Mississippi from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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