Poverty in Mound Bayou, Mississippi

What is the poverty rate in Mound Bayou, Mississippi?
The poverty rate in Mound Bayou is 44.8%. One out of every 2.2 residents of Mound Bayou lives in poverty.

How many people in Mound Bayou, Mississippi live in poverty?
776 of 1,734 Mound Bayou residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Mound Bayou compare to the rest of Mississippi?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Mississippi is 21.5%, meaning Mound Bayou 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

Mound Bayou, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

1,669

42.6% 25.2% 96.3%

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

42.6% of Black residents of Mound Bayou, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Mound Bayou, Mississippi is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 711 of 1,669 black Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 96.3% of the total population of Mound Bayou, Mississippi are black.

Mound Bayou, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Mound Bayou, Mississippi is 44.2%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Mound Bayou, Mississippi is 45.2%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Mound Bayou, Mississippi

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

318 of 720 males in Mound Bayou live below the poverty line.

458 of 1,014 females in Mound Bayou live below the poverty line.

Mound Bayou, Mississippi Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Mound Bayou, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 47.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Mound Bayou, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 40.2%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Mound Bayou, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 25.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Mound Bayou, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 81.0%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Mound Bayou, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 40.5%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Mound Bayou, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 49.2%.

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 Mound Bayou, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 28.3%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Mound Bayou, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 18.8%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Mound Bayou, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

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

Mound Bayou, Mississippi Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Mound Bayou, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

63.4%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

72.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

39.5%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

38.1%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

40.1%

75 to 84 Years Old

27.7%

Over 85 Years Old

15.0%

Poverty Rate in Mound Bayou, Mississippi

The poverty rate in Mound Bayou is 44.8%.
Mound Bayou is in Bolivar County.
Mississippi Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Cleveland 25.3%
Mound Bayou 44.8%
Rosedale 57.4%
Shelby 54.6%

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