Harrison County, MS

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2022 Population
208,748
0.659% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.6
1.9% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.4%
2.67% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,211
7.02% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$185,000
13.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Harrison County, MS had a population of 209k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $55,211. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Harrison County, MS grew from 207,382 to 208,748, a 0.659% increase and its median household income grew from $51,590 to $55,211, a 7.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.55%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), and White (Hispanic) (2.31%).

None of the households in Harrison County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Harrison County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrison County, MS are Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (116 degrees awarded in 2022) and Chris Beauty College (63 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Harrison County, MS was $185,000, and the homeownership rate was 59.6%.

Most people in Harrison County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Harrison County, MS is home to a population of 209k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.99% of Harrison County, MS residents were born outside of the country (8.34k people).

In 2022, there were 2.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (130k people) in Harrison County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Harrison County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison County, MS was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harrison County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    130k ± 315
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    51.4k ± 1.02k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.5k ± 1.09k
5.59%
Hispanic Population
11.7k people

In 2022, there were 2.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (130k people) in Harrison County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.59% of the people in Harrison County, MS are hispanic (11.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Harrison County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.34k people
4.37%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.06k people

As of 2022, 3.99% of Harrison County, MS residents (8.34k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harrison County, MS was 4.37%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,112 ± 907
  2. Vietnam
    5,793 ± 625
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,070 ± 577

Harrison County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Harrison County, MS employs 87.3k people. The largest industries in Harrison County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,793 people), Retail Trade (9,075 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,846 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($167,885), Utilities ($80,219), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($54,858).

Occupations

87.3k
2022 Value
± 2,740
0.158%
1 Year growth
± 4.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harrison County, MS grew at a rate of 0.158%, from 87.2k employees to 87.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,315 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,461 people), and Management Occupations (8,199 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

87.3k
2022 Value
± 2,740
0.158%
1 Year growth
± 4.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Harrison County, MS grew at a rate of 0.158%, from 87.2k employees to 87.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,793 people), Retail Trade (9,075 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,846 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Harrison County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,923
Median earning men ± $2,407
$31,780
Median earning women ± $1,608

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($62,454), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,955), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,674).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($57,564), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,534), and Public Administration ($45,237).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,750
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,261
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,027
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Harrison County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 61.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.958%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Harrison County, MS awarded 179 degrees. The student population of Harrison County, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 62 male students and 412 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrison County, MS are White (81 and 45.3%), followed by Black or African American (67 and 37.4%), Asian (16 and 8.94%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 4.47%).

The largest universities in Harrison County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (116 and 64.8%) and Chris Beauty College (63 and 35.2%).

The most popular majors in Harrison County, MS are General Cosmetology (45 and 25.1%), Medical Assistant (42 and 23.5%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (31 and 17.3%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrison County, MS was $185,000 in 2022, which is 0.656 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,400 to $185,000, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison County, MS is 59.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Harrison County, MS have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harrison County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Harrison County, MS is $55,211. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Harrison County, MS was Census Tract 16 with a value of $99,654, followed by Census Tract 9 and Census Tract 29, with respective values of $95,329 and $89,148.

Property

$185,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,195
$47,827
Median Property Taxes
±$1,834

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Harrison County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Harrison County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.6%
Homeownership
2022
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.6% of the housing units in Harrison County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 16
  2. Census Tract 9
  3. Census Tract 29

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison County, MS was Census Tract 16 with a value of $99,654, followed by Census Tract 9 and Census Tract 29, with respective values of $95,329 and $89,148.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Harrison County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,211
Median Household Income
± $2,367
80.2k
Number of Households
± 2,468

In 2022, the median household income of the 80.2k households in Harrison County, MS grew to $55,211 from the previous year's value of $51,590.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrison County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.21%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.8%)

In 2022, 81.1% of workers in Harrison County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.21%) and those who worked at home (4.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison County, MS have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Harrison County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Harrison County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrison County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison County, MS (37.5k out of 204k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrison County, MS is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.9% of the population of Harrison County, MS has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 6.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, MS see 1734 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.36% increase from the previous year (1694 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1392 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 440 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,734 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harrison County, MS

Primary care physicians in Harrison County, MS see an average of 1,734 patients per year. This represents a 2.36% increase from the previous year (1,694 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harrison County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.7% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

14.1%
Uninsured
35.9%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
6.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison County, MS declined by 1.17% from 14.3% to 14.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 69.3 in Harrison County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.3% in Harrison County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.7% in Harrison County, MS.

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