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Greenville, Mississippi (MS) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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37.3% of Greenville, MS residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 47.5% greater than the poverty level of 19.6% across the entire state of Mississippi. Taking into account residents not living in families, 27.0% of high school graduates and 59.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 27.2% among disabled males and 38.8% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 65.9%. For comparison, it was 35.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Greenville, MS

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Greenville:

37.3%
Whole state:

19.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Greenville:

17.4%
Whole state:

8.3%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Greenville:

27.2%
Mississippi:

21.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Greenville:

23.6%
Mississippi:

30.7%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Greenville:

38.8%
Mississippi:

29.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 21.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Greenville:

29.6%
Mississippi:

32.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

65.9%
Residents above poverty level:

35.1%

Poverty by age in Greenville, MS

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Greenville
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Greenville,MS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 50.8%Under 5 years
  • 68.2%5 years
  • 54.1%6 to 11 years
  • 59.0%12 to 14 years
  • 49.1%15 years
  • 69.2%16 and 17 years
  • 46.0%18 to 24 years
  • 25.8%25 to 34 years
  • 21.2%35 to 44 years
  • 29.6%45 to 54 years
  • 24.4%55 to 64 years
  • 13.2%65 to 74 years
  • 8.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Greenville
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Greenville,MS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 52.3%Under 5 years
  • 47.1%5 years
  • 53.8%6 to 11 years
  • 50.1%12 to 14 years
  • 55.5%15 years
  • 50.7%16 and 17 years
  • 52.4%18 to 24 years
  • 48.5%25 to 34 years
  • 43.9%35 to 44 years
  • 27.8%45 to 54 years
  • 24.3%55 to 64 years
  • 23.8%65 to 74 years
  • 11.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Greenville, MS
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Greenville,MS (% below half of poverty level)
  • 25.3%Under 5 years
  • 33.4%5 years
  • 26.2%6 to 11 years
  • 18.2%12 to 14 years
  • 19.7%15 years
  • 18.9%16 and 17 years
  • 22.5%18 to 24 years
  • 14.7%25 to 34 years
  • 11.0%35 to 44 years
  • 9.2%45 to 54 years
  • 8.3%55 to 64 years
  • 5.2%65 to 74 years
  • 8.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Greenville, MS

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Greenville, MS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Greenville, MS (%)
  • 5.4%White
  • 43.1%Black
  • 60.4%American Indian
  • 2.0%Asian
  • 22.4%Other race
  • 15.9%2+ races
  • 39.6%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Greenville, MS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Greenville, MS (absolute numbers)
  • 255White
  • 10,586Black
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 36.6%Below poverty level
  • 63.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 8.7%Below poverty level
  • 91.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Greenville, MS

Children below poverty level:
Greenville, Mississippi:

53.8%
State:

27.9%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Greenville:

27.0%
Mississippi:

24.4%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Greenville:

59.0%
Mississippi:

51.7%
Poor families by family type
  • 15.1%Married-couple family
  • 11.2%Male, no wife present
  • 73.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Greenville not in families by work experience
  • 4.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 21.9%Worked part-time
  • 73.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.0%Both worked full-time
  • 5.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 12.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.0%Both worked part-time
  • 21.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 50.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 1.2%1995 to 1998
  • 0.7%1990 to 1994
  • 8.2%1980 to 1989
  • 18.9%1970 to 1979
  • 20.0%1960 to 1969
  • 24.0%1950 to 1959
  • 14.8%1940 to 1949
  • 11.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.5%1999 to 2000
  • 1.8%1995 to 1998
  • 3.4%1990 to 1994
  • 11.6%1980 to 1989
  • 22.2%1970 to 1979
  • 23.9%1960 to 1969
  • 23.4%1950 to 1959
  • 6.2%1940 to 1949
  • 7.0%1939 or earlier
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