17.3% Poverty Rate in Lee County, Mississippi

Poverty Rate in Lee County, Mississippi

How does the Poverty Rate in Lee County, Mississippi compare to other counties in Mississippi?

Mississippi County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

17.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lee County, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States is 17.4%.

13.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lee County, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 13.4%.

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

Residents of Lee County, Mississippi who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 82,216 residents of Lee County, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States, 14,272 (17.4%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 194 (13.4%) of 1,448 residents of Lee County, 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 Lee County, Mississippi

The Poverty Rate in Lee County is 17.3%.
Lee County is in Mississippi.
Mississippi Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Guntown 9.8%

2,596

Saltillo 10.3%

4,975

Shannon 33.9%

1,596

Tupelo 19.4%

37,400

Verona 30.2%

3,024

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2018 Mississippi Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Mississippi in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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