Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
State of Mississippi
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Total 501,260   449,061   52,199 2,140,193  
Gender:              
Male 255,332 50.9% 224,731 50.0% 30,601 1,014,366 47.4%
Female 245,928 49.1% 224,330 50.0% 21,598 1,125,827 52.6%
Race:              
White alone 348,127 69.5% 308,283 68.7% 39,844 1,291,065 60.3%
Black or African American alone 125,745 25.1% 122,023 27.2% 3,722 817,360 38.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 3,001 0.6% 2,472 0.6% 529 7,800 0.4%
Asian alone 7,943 1.6% 6,328 1.4% 1,615 8,599 0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 253 0.1% 204 0.0% 49 376 0.0%
Some other race alone 8,502 1.7% 3,748 0.8% 4,754 3,808 0.2%
Two or more races 7,689 1.5% 6,003 1.3% 1,686 11,185 0.5%
Hispanic or Latino and race:              
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 18,680 3.7% 10,361 2.3% 8,319 15,583 0.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 340,357 67.9% 303,127 67.5% 37,230 1,283,470 60.0%
Other race, not Hispanic or Latino 142,223 28.4% 135,573 30.2% 6,650 841,140 39.3%
Age Groups:              
5 to 9 years 44,378 8.9% 39,168 8.7% 5,210 173,972 8.1%
10 to 14 years 35,247 7.0% 31,588 7.0% 3,659 184,241 8.6%
15 to 19 years 43,081 8.6% 36,137 8.0% 6,944 185,622 8.7%
20 to 24 years 72,534 14.5% 68,779 15.3% 3,755 144,861 6.8%
25 to 29 years 62,206 12.4% 64,929 14.5% -2,723 127,631 6.0%
30 to 34 years 51,086 10.2% 48,694 10.8% 2,392 134,379 6.3%
35 to 39 years 46,088 9.2% 39,911 8.9% 6,177 171,929 8.0%
40 to 44 years 36,235 7.2% 30,737 6.8% 5,498 180,811 8.4%
45 to 49 years 27,652 5.5% 22,484 5.0% 5,168 164,376 7.7%
50 to 54 years 22,804 4.5% 17,961 4.0% 4,843 143,447 6.7%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
State of Mississippi
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Age Groups (continued):              
55 to 59 years 16,019 3.2% 12,191 2.7% 3,828 115,584 5.4%
60 to 64 years 12,432 2.5% 8,627 1.9% 3,805 100,550 4.7%
65 to 69 years 9,444 1.9% 6,874 1.5% 2,570 90,344 4.2%
70 to 74 years 6,841 1.4% 5,496 1.2% 1,345 81,881 3.8%
75 to 79 years 5,189 1.0% 5,154 1.1% 35 61,771 2.9%
80 to 84 years 4,137 0.8% 4,037 0.9% 100 41,585 1.9%
85 years and over 5,887 1.2% 6,294 1.4% -407 37,209 1.7%
Educational Attainment (Population age 25 years and over):
Less than 9th grade 19,276 6.3% 16,213 5.9% 3,063 149,902 10.3%
9th - 12th grade, no diploma 42,789 14.0% 34,410 12.6% 8,379 265,063 18.3%
High school graduate or equivalency 75,835 24.8% 63,621 23.3% 12,214 440,256 30.3%
Some college, no degree 72,982 23.8% 62,915 23.0% 10,067 293,762 20.2%
Associate degree 20,542 6.7% 19,316 7.1% 1,226 80,019 5.5%
Bachelor's degree 48,032 15.7% 51,046 18.7% -3,014 146,293 10.1%
Graduate or professional degree 26,564 8.7% 25,868 9.5% 696 76,202 5.2%
Household Types (HH population age 5 years and over):
Married-couple family HH with children under 18 175,600 39.5% 156,490 39.0% 19,110 762,250 36.3%
Married-couple family HH without children under 18 88,580 19.9% 76,070 19.0% 12,510 525,990 25.0%
Other family households with children under 18 76,690 17.2% 70,970 17.7% 5,720 411,970 19.6%
Other family households without children under 18 22,100 5.0% 18,220 4.5% 3,880 139,890 6.7%
Non-family households 81,830 18.4% 79,520 19.8% 2,310 262,130 12.5%
Household Income in 1999 (HH population age 5 years and over):
Under $25,000 134,620 30.3% 113,230 28.2% 21,390 716,830 34.1%
$25,000 to $49,999 148,650 33.4% 133,110 33.2% 15,540 668,970 31.8%
$50,000 to $74,999 88,110 19.8% 84,100 21.0% 4,010 394,230 18.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 37,680 8.5% 36,570 9.1% 1,110 173,720 8.3%
$100,000 to $199,999 29,490 6.6% 29,330 7.3% 160 119,650 5.7%
$200,000 or more 6,370 1.4% 5,120 1.3% 1,250 28,940 1.4%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
State of Mississippi
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Income of Persons in 1999 (Population age 16 and over):
No income 66,973 16.1% 54,717 14.7% 12,256 245,227 14.1%
less than $4,999 56,480 13.6% 47,581 12.8% 8,899 206,669 11.9%
$5,000 - $9,999 52,309 12.6% 46,509 12.5% 5,800 274,863 15.8%
$10,000 - $14,999 44,491 10.7% 38,879 10.4% 5,612 204,716 11.7%
$15,000 - $19,999 37,331 9.0% 34,065 9.1% 3,266 164,215 9.4%
$20,000 - $24,999 35,972 8.7% 32,953 8.8% 3,019 144,555 8.3%
$25,000 - $34,999 50,306 12.1% 49,030 13.2% 1,276 211,175 12.1%
$35,000 - $49,999 36,613 8.8% 35,188 9.4% 1,425 153,326 8.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 21,946 5.3% 21,204 5.7% 742 86,235 4.9%
$75,000 - $99,999 6,103 1.5% 6,068 1.6% 35 23,518 1.3%
$100,000 and over 6,703 1.6% 6,202 1.7% 501 29,215 1.7%
Labor Force Status (Population age 16 and over):              
Employed 236,074 56.9% 220,809 59.3% 15,265 937,240 53.7%
Unemployed 22,643 5.5% 18,964 5.1% 3,679 71,135 4.1%
Armed forces 12,267 3.0% 9,386 2.5% 2,881 3,398 0.2%
Not in labor force 144,243 34.7% 123,237 33.1% 21,006 731,941 42.0%
Occupation (Employed civilian population age 16 and over):
Management, professional & related occupations :
Management business and financial 26,079 11.0% 26,146 11.8% -67 93,415 10.0%
Professional and related 49,541 21.0% 51,581 23.4% -2,040 152,075 16.2%
Service occupations :
Protective service 4,376 1.9% 4,181 1.9% 195 20,122 2.1%
Other service 30,671 13.0% 25,990 11.8% 4,681 119,221 12.7%
Sales & office occupations :
Sales and related 28,474 12.1% 26,857 12.2% 1,617 99,168 10.6%
Office and administrative support 32,952 14.0% 32,257 14.6% 695 131,950 14.1%
Farming fishing and forestry occupations 2,188 0.9% 1,639 0.7% 549 12,274 1.3%
Construction, extractions & maintenance occupations :
Construction and extraction 14,833 6.3% 12,054 5.5% 2,779 62,839 6.7%
Installation maintenance and repair 9,266 3.9% 8,075 3.7% 1,191 44,813 4.8%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
State of Mississippi
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Occupation (continued):              
Production, transportation & material moving occupations :
Production 22,044 9.3% 18,178 8.2% 3,866 124,991 13.3%
Transportation and material moving 15,650 6.6% 13,851 6.3% 1,799 76,372 8.1%
Industry (Employed civilian population age 16 and over):
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting 3,574 1.5% 2,959 1.3% 615 26,213 2.8%
Mining 1,707 0.7% 1,296 0.6% 411 7,979 0.9%
Construction 17,718 7.5% 14,424 6.5% 3,294 71,100 7.6%
Manufacturing 33,669 14.3% 30,077 13.6% 3,592 181,534 19.4%
Wholesale trade 8,071 3.4% 7,565 3.4% 506 31,646 3.4%
Retail trade 29,786 12.6% 27,410 12.4% 2,376 108,860 11.6%
Transportation, warehousing, and utilities 11,797 5.0% 11,329 5.1% 468 51,392 5.5%
Information 6,001 2.5% 6,649 3.0% -648 15,448 1.6%
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 12,227 5.2% 13,347 6.0% -1,120 43,517 4.6%
Prof., sci., mgmt, admin. & waste mgmt services 14,388 6.1% 17,474 7.9% -3,086 46,169 4.9%
Educational, health, and social services 49,055 20.8% 46,717 21.2% 2,338 187,327 20.0%
Arts, ent., rec., accommodation, & food services 26,436 11.2% 20,905 9.5% 5,531 71,262 7.6%
Other services (except public administration) 11,068 4.7% 10,403 4.7% 665 45,147 4.8%
Public administration 10,577 4.5% 10,254 4.6% 323 49,646 5.3%
Marital Status (Population age 15 and over):              
Now married (except separated) 206,686 49.0% 182,381 48.2% 24,305 926,868 52.0%
Widowed 17,577 4.2% 16,886 4.5% 691 157,566 8.8%
Divorced 48,468 11.5% 42,686 11.3% 5,782 173,330 9.7%
Separated 13,281 3.1% 11,180 3.0% 2,101 49,706 2.8%
Never married 135,623 32.2% 125,172 33.1% 10,451 474,510 26.6%
Poverty Status in 1999 (Population for whom determined):              
Family income in 1999 below poverty level 85,518 19.1% 70,303 17.4% 15,215 405,009 19.3%
Family income in 1999 at or above poverty level 361,705 80.9% 333,491 82.6% 28,214 1,697,754 80.7%
Selected General Characteristics of 1995 to 2000 Migrants & Non-Movers
State of Mississippi
In Migration Out Migration Net Non Movers
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Migration
Number
Percent
Nativity by Year of Entry:              
Native 479,343 95.6% 438,354 97.6% 40,989 2,122,841 99.2%
Foreign born, naturalized citizen: 5,447 1.1% 4,357 1.0% 1,090 10,512 0.5%
1995-2000 640 0.1% 258 0.1% 382 523 0.0%
1990-1994 800 0.2% 661 0.1% 139 886 0.0%
1980-1989 1,582 0.3% 1,485 0.3% 97 2,350 0.1%
1970-1979 1,351 0.3% 1,100 0.2% 251 2,467 0.1%
1960-1969 694 0.1% 527 0.1% 167 1,783 0.1%
1950-1959 259 0.1% 156 0.0% 103 1,664 0.1%
Before 1950 121 0.0% 170 0.0% -49 839 0.0%
Foreign born, non-U.S. citizen: 16,470 3.3% 6,350 1.4% 10,120 6,840 0.3%
1995-2000 10,173 2.0% 1,254 0.3% 8,919 1,268 0.1%
1990-1994 2,666 0.5% 2,828 0.6% -162 2,186 0.1%
1980-1989 2,341 0.5% 1,379 0.3% 962 1,818 0.1%
1970-1979 864 0.2% 651 0.1% 213 757 0.0%
1960-1969 253 0.1% 137 0.0% 116 423 0.0%
1950-1959 149 0.0% 86 0.0% 63 290 0.0%
Before 1950 24 0.0% 15 0.0% 9 98 0.0%
Tenure and Group Quarters:              
Owner-occupied housing unit 244,210 48.7% 206,520 46.0% 37,690 1,651,920 77.2%
Renter-occupied housing unit 200,430 40.0% 194,810 43.4% 5,620 449,870 21.0%
Group quarters 56,820 11.3% 47,890 10.7% 8,930 38,570 1.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, Migration DVD, issued October 2003.
Notes: Universe is the population 5 years and over unless otherwise stated. Net migration is equal to in-migration minus out-migration. Non-movers did
not change county of residence, but may have changed housing location within the same county.
Prepared by the Policy Research Institute, The University of Kansas, email: pri@ku.edu