Poverty in Columbia, Mississippi

What is the poverty rate in Columbia, Mississippi?
The poverty rate in Columbia is 41.3%. One out of every 2.4 residents of Columbia lives in poverty.

How many people in Columbia, Mississippi live in poverty?
2,251 of 5,446 Columbia residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Columbia, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

2,727

62.9% 25.2% 44.2%

White

2,538

21.1% 10.3% 41.2%

What's the Poverty Rate in Columbia, Mississippi By Race?

62.9% of Black residents of Columbia, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Columbia, Mississippi is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 1,716 of 2,727 black Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 44.2% of the total population of Columbia, Mississippi are black.

21.1% of White residents of Columbia, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Columbia, Mississippi is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 535 of 2,538 white Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 41.2% of the total population of Columbia, Mississippi are white.

Columbia, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Columbia, Mississippi?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Columbia, Mississippi is 40.7%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Columbia, Mississippi is 41.9%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Columbia, Mississippi

Female residents of Columbia, Mississippi are slightly(2%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

1,061 of 2,608 males in Columbia live below the poverty line.

1,190 of 2,838 females in Columbia live below the poverty line.

Columbia, Mississippi Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Columbia, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 59.3%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Columbia, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 33.0%.

Poverty for younger ages in Columbia is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Columbia, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 65.2%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Columbia, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 57.4%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Columbia, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 36.1%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Columbia, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 65.8%.

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 Columbia, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 60.9%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Columbia, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 65.8%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Columbia, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Columbia, Mississippi?

Columbia, Mississippi Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Columbia, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

70.7%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

58.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

55.5%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

38.1%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

27.0%

75 to 84 Years Old

18.8%

Over 85 Years Old

18.3%

Columbia, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Columbia, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Columbia, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States is 41.0%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Columbia, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 76.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Columbia, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

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

Of the 5,399 residents of Columbia, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States, 2,215 (41.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 36 (76.6%) of 47 residents of Columbia, 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 Columbia, Mississippi

The poverty rate in Columbia is 41.3%.
Columbia is in Marion County.
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Columbia 41.3%

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