Mississippi Challenges

Using US Census data, the following charts were developed to provide graphic illustration of key social, economic and demographic information for the state of Mississippi.

See maps below depicting Mississippi's Hispanic population from 1990 - 2000 - 2010.  Total Hispanic population now stands 86,000 but is growing rapidly and is concentrated in specific areas of the state.

Poverty
Poverty

Poverty by county.

Female Headed Households
Female Headed Households

Children in female headed households have significantly higher levels of poverty.

Poverty and Gender
Poverty and Gender

Traditionally female headed households tend to be those with the highest poverty level.

% Women Who Had a Recent Birth
% Women Who Had a Recent Birth
Percent Population 5 - 14 Yrs of Age
Percent Population 5 - 14 Yrs of Age
Gross Rent Exceeds 35% of Income
Gross Rent Exceeds 35% of Income
       Mississippi Hispanics 1990
Mississippi Hispanics 1990
        Mississippi Hispanics 2000
Mississippi Hispanics 2000
     Mississippi Hispanics 2010
Mississippi Hispanics 2010