This week we are discussing Mississippi employment background check information, Mississippi crime data, and other general state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”! Did you know that Mississippi has the lowest median household income which makes it the poorest state in the United States?
Mississippi Population and Age Distribution. Mississippi’s estimated population was 3 million. The median age was 36.2 years. 25% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $37,095. The total number of households was 1,090,521 with an average of 2.65 people.
Mississippi Employment and Unemployment Rate. 51.4% of the Mississippi population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 50th in the nation. The Mississippi unemployment rate is 11.3% which was ranked 5th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Mississippi were as follows: 66,932 (5.6%) were self-employed, 230,468 (19.3%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 894,499 (75%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Mississippi were: Educational Services and Health Care (24.4%), Manufacturing (13.3%), Retail (11.6%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.7%), and Construction (6.5%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Mississippi’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (30.8%), Sales and Office (24%), Service (18.1%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (15.9%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (11.3%).
Mississippi Health Insurance Coverage. 83% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (17% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 56% had private coverage and 38% had public coverage.
Disability. 17% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Mississippi reported a disability. The Mississippi disability claim rate was ranked 3rd in the country.
For a list of Mississippi counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Mississippi Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Mississippi had 7,786 total violent crimes (which ranked 37th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.26% (which ranked it 38th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 220 were murders, 822 were forcible rapes, 2,284 were robberies, and 4,460 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Mississippi had 83,906 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 28,076 were burglaries, 51,508 were larceny/thefts, and 4,322 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Mississippi had the 11th most law enforcement employees per population. Mississippi ranked 22nd in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Mississippi crime information, please see the Mississippi State Department of Health Criminal History Record Checks Fingerprint Transmission System (FTS) website.
Mississippi Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Mississippi employment background check products: a Mississippi county criminal background check and a Mississippi state criminal background check.
The Mississippi state criminal background check includes a Mississippi corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Mississippi as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls historical and current felony conviction records only. The Mississippi state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Mississippi criminal background check webpage.
The Mississippi county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments from the justice courts and circuit courts over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Mississippi employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Mississippi” data is from 2011. “Mississippi Crime Data” data is from 2012.