Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS

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2021 Population
207,382
0.588% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
36.9
1.1% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
17.9%
1.46% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$51,590
6.27% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$162,400
2.85% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS had a population of 207k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $51,590. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS grew from 206,169 to 207,382, a 0.588% increase and its median household income grew from $48,547 to $51,590, a 6.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.75%), White (Hispanic) (2.95%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%).

6.45% of the households in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities 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.

97.9% of the residents in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Region--Harrison County--Gulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS are Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (152 degrees awarded in 2021) and Chris Beauty College (56 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS was $162,400, and the homeownership rate was 58.1%.

Most people in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS is home to a population of 207k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2021, 4.37% of Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS residents were born outside of the country (9.06k people).

In 2021, there were 2.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (130k people) in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.79k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS are Spanish (6,423 households), Vietnamese (1,573 households), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (853 households).

Citizenship

97.9%
2021 Citizenship
98.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 97.9% of Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    130k ± 310
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    51.8k ± 834
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.79k ± 976
5.56%
Hispanic Population
11.5k people

In 2021, there were 2.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (130k people) in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.79k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.56% of the people in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS are hispanic (11.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.37%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.06k people
4.13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
8.51k people

As of 2021, 4.37% of Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS residents (9.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS was 4.13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    6,423 households (3.31%)
  2. Vietnamese
    1,573 households (0.81%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    853 households (0.439%)

6.45% of the households in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS was Spanish. 3.31% of the households in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities 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. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,904 ± 814
  2. Vietnam
    6,005 ± 625
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,283 ± 616

Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS employs 87k people. The largest industries in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS are Restaurants & Food Services (7,235 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (5,996 people), and Amusement & Recreation (5,994 people), and the highest paying industries are Petroleum refining ($135,097), Architectural, engineering & related services ($109,761), and Support activities for mining ($105,633).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
42,668
Women
48.3%
45,596
Men
51.7%

The workforce of Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS in 2020 was 88,264 people, with 48.3% woman, and 51.7% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS.

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Occupations

87k
2021 Value
−1.42%
1 Year decline
± −1.42%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS declined at a rate of −1.42%, from 88.3k employees to 87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,527 people), Registered nurses (2,385 people), and Retail salespersons (2,206 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

87k
2021 Value
−1.42%
1 Year decline
± −1.42%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS declined at a rate of −1.42%, from 88.3k employees to 87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS, are Restaurants & Food Services (7,235 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (5,996 people), and Amusement & Recreation (5,994 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS, though some of these residents may live in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities 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

$39,811
Median earning men ± $1,886
$27,847
Median earning women ± $1,782

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($56,732), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,982).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($53,534), Public Administration ($52,630), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,761).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%).

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 2021, universities in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS awarded 208 degrees. The student population of Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 42 male students and 362 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS are Black or African American (98 and 47.1%), followed by White (84 and 40.4%), Asian (11 and 5.29%), and Hispanic or Latino (11 and 5.29%).

The largest universities in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS by number of degrees awarded are Blue Cliff College-Gulfport (152 and 73.1%) and Chris Beauty College (56 and 26.9%).

The most popular majors in South Region--Harrison County--Gulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS are Medical Assistant (81 and 38.9%), General Cosmetology (46 and 22.1%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (26 and 12.5%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 0.736% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.578% 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 Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (46.2k), Some college (39.9k), and Secondary Education (24.3k).

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The median property value in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS was $162,400 in 2021, which is 0.663 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $157,900 to $162,400, a 2.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS is 58.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS is $51,590. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS was DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS with a value of $73,460, followed by Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS and Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $71,565 and $68,405.

Property

$162,400
Median Property Value 2021
±$3,469
$45,963
Median Property Taxes
±$1,900

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 CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.1%
Homeownership
2021
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 58.1% of the housing units in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS was DeSoto CountySouthaven City PUMA, MS with a value of $73,460, followed by Madison & Yazoo Counties PUMA, MS and Rankin & Simpson Counties PUMA, MS, with respective values of $71,565 and $68,405.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities 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.
$51,590
Median Household Income
± $1,713
79.1k
Number of Households
± 2,473

In 2021, the median household income of the 79.1k households in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS grew to $51,590 from the previous year's value of $48,547.

The following chart displays the households in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities 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

0.433
2021 Wage GINI in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS
0.431
2020 Wage GINI in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS

In 2021, the income inequality in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS was 0.433 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.338% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.89%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.94%)

In 2021, 81.7% of workers in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.89%) and those who worked at home (3.94%).

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities 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 Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS (36.1k out of 202k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, 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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85.7% of the population of Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 9.41% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 6.96% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.3%
Uninsured
35.6%
Employer Coverage
18.2%
Medicaid
9.41%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
6.96%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrison CountyGulfport & Biloxi Cities PUMA, MS declined by 1.03% from 14.5% to 14.3%.

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