Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS

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2020 Population
145,878
0.469% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.6
0.535% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.5%
10.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,593
9.42% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$129,800
6.48% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS had a population of 146k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $52,593. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS grew from 145,197 to 145,878, a 0.469% increase and its median household income grew from $48,065 to $52,593, a 9.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.7%), Other (Hispanic) (2.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.24%), and White (Hispanic) (1.1%).

4% of the households in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, 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 Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Three Rivers Region--Lee, Pontotoc & Union Counties--Tupelo City PUMA, MS are KC's School of Hair Design (374343) (31 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS was $129,800, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%.

Most people in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS was 2 cars per household.

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Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS is home to a population of 146k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.36% of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS residents were born outside of the country (3.45k people).

In 2020, there were 2.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS are Spanish (3,935 households), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (255 households), and Vietnamese (241 households).

Citizenship

98.2%
2020 Citizenship
98.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.2% of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    102k ± 75
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    34.6k ± 570
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.5k ± 538
4.02%
Hispanic Population
5.87k people

In 2020, there were 2.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.02% of the people in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS are hispanic (5.87k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.36%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.45k people
2.46%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.57k people

As of 2020, 2.36% of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS residents (3.45k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS was 2.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,935 households (2.9%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    255 households (0.188%)
  3. Vietnamese
    241 households (0.177%)

4% of the households in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS was Spanish. 2.9% of the households in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,190 ± 327
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,543 ± 298
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,053 ± 251

Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS employs 62.5k people. The largest industries in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS are Furniture & related product manufacturing (6,350 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,899 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,282 people), and the highest paying industries are Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($188,782), Other professional, scientific & technical services ($124,537), and Computer Systems Design ($116,338).

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
30,521
Women
48.9%
31,937
Men
51.1%

The workforce of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS in 2020 was 62,458 people, with 48.9% woman, and 51.1% men.

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Occupations

62.5k
2020 Value
0.742%
1 Year growth
± 0.742%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS grew at a rate of 0.742%, from 62k employees to 62.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS, are Registered nurses (2,672 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,579 people), and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (2,489 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

62.5k
2020 Value
0.742%
1 Year growth
± 0.742%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS grew at a rate of 0.742%, from 62k employees to 62.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (6,350 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,899 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,282 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS, though some of these residents may live in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, 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

$39,827
Median earning men ± $1,483
$28,751
Median earning women ± $2,299

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,284), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,549), and Information ($46,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($38,875), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,127), and Public Administration ($32,310).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS awarded 31 degrees. The student population of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 37 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS are White (24 and 77.4%), followed by Black or African American (6 and 19.4%), Unknown (1 and 3.23%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS by number of degrees awarded are KC's School of Hair Design (374343) (31 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Three Rivers Region--Lee, Pontotoc & Union Counties--Tupelo City PUMA, MS are General Cosmetology (26 and 83.9%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (5 and 16.1%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.807% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.02% 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

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (29.9k), Some college (26.6k), and Secondary Education (23k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS was $129,800 in 2020, which is 0.565 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $121,900 to $129,800, a 6.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS is 71.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS is $52,593. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS was DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS with a value of $69,990, followed by Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS and Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $67,959 and $64,602.

Property

$129,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,251
$37,669
Median Property Taxes
±$1,392

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 Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
Homeownership
2020
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.7% of the housing units in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS was DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS with a value of $69,990, followed by Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS and Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $67,959 and $64,602.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,593
Median Household Income
± $1,850
53k
Number of Households
± 1,529

In 2020, the median household income of the 53k households in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS grew to $52,593 from the previous year's value of $48,065.

The following chart displays the households in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, 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

0.423
2020 Wage GINI in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS
0.426
2019 Wage GINI in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS

In 2020, the income inequality in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS was 0.423 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.708% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (87.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.69%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.91%)

In 2020, 87.9% of workers in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.69%) and those who worked at home (1.91%).

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

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, 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 Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS (19.4k out of 144k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS is White, followed by Black 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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88.1% of the population of Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 16.3% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see 1890 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0529% increase from the previous year (1889 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2051 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 591 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,890 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,890 patients per year. This represents a 0.0529% increase from the previous year (1,889 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.8% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

11.9%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
16.3%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS declined by 2.77% from 12.3% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lee, Pontotoc & Union CountiesTupelo City PUMA, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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