Poverty in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

What is the poverty rate in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi?
The poverty rate in Bay St. Louis is 19.8%. One out of every 5.1 residents of Bay St. Louis lives in poverty.

How many people in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi live in poverty?
2,333 of 11,793 Bay St. Louis residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Bay St. Louis compare to the rest of Mississippi?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Mississippi is 21.5%, meaning Bay St. Louis has a slightly lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Mississippi.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

1,590

18.7% 25.2% 13.3%

White

9,094

20.0% 10.3% 76.3%

What's the Poverty Rate in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi By Race?

18.7% of Black residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 297 of 1,590 black Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 13.3% of the total population of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi are black.

20.0% of White residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 1,816 of 9,094 white Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 76.3% of the total population of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi are white.

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is 20.0%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is 19.6%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Male residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi are slightly(2%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

1,112 of 5,553 males in Bay St. Louis live below the poverty line.

1,221 of 6,240 females in Bay St. Louis live below the poverty line.

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Bay St. Louis can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 28.6%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 17.2%.

Poverty for younger ages in Bay St. Louis is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 31.0%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Bay St. Louis can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 46.8%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 23.5%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 31.8%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi?

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

21.7%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

15.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

44.7%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

18.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

13.7%

75 to 84 Years Old

14.6%

Over 85 Years Old

0.0%

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States is 19.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 30.0%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 11,580 residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States, 2,269 (19.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 64 (30.0%) of 213 residents of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

The poverty rate in Bay St. Louis is 19.8%.
Bay St. Louis is in Hancock County.
Mississippi Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Bay St. Louis 19.8%
Diamondhead 8.1%
Kiln 15.5%
Pearlington 29.3%
Waveland 18.9%

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