40.3% Poverty Rate in Leflore County, Mississippi

Poverty Rate in Leflore County, Mississippi

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

Mississippi County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

40.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Leflore County, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States is 40.6%.

26.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Leflore County, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 26.5%.

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

Residents of Leflore 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 28,284 residents of Leflore County, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States, 11,478 (40.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 126 (26.5%) of 476 residents of Leflore 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 Leflore County, Mississippi

The Poverty Rate in Leflore County is 40.3%.
Leflore County is in Mississippi.
Mississippi Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Greenwood 38.0%

14,245

Itta Bena 43.5%

1,828

Mississippi Valley State University 43.8%

566

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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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