Mississippi

[NEW] Mississippi receives poor national ranking for its residents to achieve financial stability

The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) recenetly ranked Mississippi 51st in the nation based upon 66 areas of development for its residents to achieve financial stability. FULL REPORT>>

Read JSRI’s 2009 profile of poverty and inequality in the State of Mississippi »

A sample of the profile follows:

Who are Mississippi’s Poor?

  • 228,572 are children (30.4% of kids)
  • 59,164 are elders (16.9% of seniors)
  • 313,881 are adults 18-64 (18.1 % of adults)
  • 293,875 are in female-headed families (44.2% of such families)

Looked at another way:

  • 256,082 males are poor (18.6 % males)
  • 345,535 females are poor (23.6 % of females)
  • 210,132 whites are poor (12.3 % of whites)
  • 371,883 blacks are poor (35.2 % of blacks)
  • 13,281 Hispanics are poor (24.8% of Hispanics)
  • 10,843 immigrants are poor (19.1 % of foreign-born)

Dr. Alex Mikulich is the lead JSRI liaison to Mississippi groups, assisted by other staff as appropriate.

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