• Demographics

    Mississippi covers 46,907 square miles, with a 2016 estimated population of 2,988,726 people - 1,610,982 residents live in rural area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 59.5% of the state's population is white, 37.6% is Black/African American, and 3.1% is of Hispanic/Latino origin (U.S. Census 2015).

    Selected Social Determinants of Health

    According to the latest statistics from the Rural Health Information Hub, 12% of Mississippi residents lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2014). According to the USDA Economic Research Service, the average per-capita income for Mississippi residents in 2015 was $34,771 although rural per-capital income lagged at $32,432. The poverty rate in rural Mississippi is 24.7% compared with 189% in urban areas of the state. The unemployment rat in rural Mississippi is 6.4% while in urban Mississippi it is 5.2%

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