Highest-earning counties in Mississippi

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July 6, 2022
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Highest-earning counties in Mississippi

The 2020 median household income in the U.S. was $67,521, a decrease of 2.9% from 2019. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Mississippi using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2020 5-year estimate median household income.

Data shows that annual annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five of the seven counties with the highest median household income in the country can be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Mississippi.

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#50. Panola County

- Median household income: $37,232
--- 20.0% below state average, 42.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.9%
--- #2,519 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 18.6%
--- #2,918 highest among all counties nationwide
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#49. Jasper County

- Median household income: $37,877
--- 18.6% below state average, 41.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 12.0%
--- #2,865 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 19.1%
--- #2,895 highest among all counties nationwide
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#48. Tippah County

- Median household income: $37,894
--- 18.5% below state average, 41.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 10.1%
--- #3,016 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 19.2%
--- #2,893 highest among all counties nationwide
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#47. Montgomery County

- Median household income: $38,022
--- 18.3% below state average, 41.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 11.1%
--- #2,962 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 22.1%
--- #2,885 highest among all counties nationwide
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#46. Tishomingo County

- Median household income: $38,302
--- 17.6% below state average, 41.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 11.4%
--- #2,928 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 19.1%
--- #2,869 highest among all counties nationwide

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#45. Clarke County

- Median household income: $38,631
--- 16.9% below state average, 40.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.7%
--- #2,395 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 20.6%
--- #2,855 highest among all counties nationwide
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#44. Winston County

- Median household income: $38,986
--- 16.2% below state average, 40.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 11.7%
--- #2,899 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.8%
--- #2,844 highest among all counties nationwide
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#43. Franklin County

- Median household income: $39,066
--- 16.0% below state average, 39.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 13.7%
--- #2,686 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 19.6%
--- #2,838 highest among all counties nationwide
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#42. Oktibbeha County

- Median household income: $39,490
--- 15.1% below state average, 39.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.7%
--- #2,004 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 27.3%
--- #2,819 highest among all counties nationwide
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#41. Benton County

- Median household income: $39,758
--- 14.5% below state average, 38.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 10.0%
--- #3,019 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 18.7%
--- #2,804 highest among all counties nationwide

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#40. Grenada County

- Median household income: $39,952
--- 14.1% below state average, 38.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.3%
--- #2,087 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 19.0%
--- #2,795 highest among all counties nationwide
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#39. Scott County

- Median household income: $39,971
--- 14.1% below state average, 38.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.6%
--- #2,565 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 19.0%
--- #2,794 highest among all counties nationwide
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#38. Prentiss County

- Median household income: $40,163
--- 13.6% below state average, 38.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 12.8%
--- #2,783 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 21.9%
--- #2,781 highest among all counties nationwide
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#37. Calhoun County

- Median household income: $40,345
--- 13.3% below state average, 37.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 10.4%
--- #3,001 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.7%
--- #2,769 highest among all counties nationwide
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#36. Neshoba County

- Median household income: $40,750
--- 12.4% below state average, 37.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 13.6%
--- #2,713 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 18.7%
--- #2,745 highest among all counties nationwide

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#35. Alcorn County

- Median household income: $40,938
--- 12.0% below state average, 37.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 13.9%
--- #2,658 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.5%
--- #2,733 highest among all counties nationwide
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#34. Lincoln County

- Median household income: $41,355
--- 11.1% below state average, 36.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.1%
--- #1,958 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 20.6%
--- #2,703 highest among all counties nationwide
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#33. Yalobusha County

- Median household income: $41,440
--- 10.9% below state average, 36.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 10.4%
--- #2,993 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 18.0%
--- #2,700 highest among all counties nationwide
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#32. Newton County

- Median household income: $42,176
--- 9.3% below state average, 35.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.5%
--- #2,430 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.5%
--- #2,638 highest among all counties nationwide
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#31. Forrest County

- Median household income: $42,298
--- 9.1% below state average, 34.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.6%
--- #2,419 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 18.6%
--- #2,623 highest among all counties nationwide

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#30. Lauderdale County

- Median household income: $42,922
--- 7.7% below state average, 34.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.5%
--- #2,042 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 20.0%
--- #2,573 highest among all counties nationwide
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#29. Jones County

- Median household income: $43,391
--- 6.7% below state average, 33.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.5%
--- #2,042 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.4%
--- #2,547 highest among all counties nationwide
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#28. Simpson County

- Median household income: $43,403
--- 6.7% below state average, 33.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.3%
--- #2,287 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.4%
--- #2,545 highest among all counties nationwide
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#27. Marshall County

- Median household income: $43,411
--- 6.7% below state average, 33.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.2%
--- #2,106 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.9%
--- #2,543 highest among all counties nationwide
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#26. Copiah County

- Median household income: $44,252
--- 4.9% below state average, 31.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.8%
--- #2,545 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.1%
--- #2,472 highest among all counties nationwide

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#25. Smith County

- Median household income: $44,714
--- 3.9% below state average, 31.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.0%
--- #1,961 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.0%
--- #2,435 highest among all counties nationwide
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#24. Monroe County

- Median household income: $45,018
--- 3.2% below state average, 30.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.0%
--- #2,330 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.3%
--- #2,408 highest among all counties nationwide
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#23. Hinds County

- Median household income: $45,380
--- 2.4% below state average, 30.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.3%
--- #2,267 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.9%
--- #2,374 highest among all counties nationwide
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#22. Carroll County

- Median household income: $46,729
--- 0.5% above state average, 28.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.1%
--- #2,140 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.8%
--- #2,261 highest among all counties nationwide
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#21. Warren County

- Median household income: $46,909
--- 0.9% above state average, 27.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.3%
--- #1,734 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.6%
--- #2,239 highest among all counties nationwide

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#20. Greene County

- Median household income: $47,033
--- 1.1% above state average, 27.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.1%
--- #2,120 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.5%
--- #2,227 highest among all counties nationwide
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#19. George County

- Median household income: $47,044
--- 1.1% above state average, 27.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.8%
--- #2,532 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.4%
--- #2,224 highest among all counties nationwide
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#18. Perry County

- Median household income: $47,173
--- 1.4% above state average, 27.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.3%
--- #2,612 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.4%
--- #2,214 highest among all counties nationwide
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#17. Union County

- Median household income: $47,317
--- 1.7% above state average, 27.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.9%
--- #2,527 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.4%
--- #2,204 highest among all counties nationwide
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#16. Itawamba County

- Median household income: $47,649
--- 2.4% above state average, 26.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.4%
--- #2,447 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
--- #2,172 highest among all counties nationwide

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#15. Stone County

- Median household income: $47,683
--- 2.5% above state average, 26.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.7%
--- #2,004 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.8%
--- #2,169 highest among all counties nationwide
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#14. Lowndes County

- Median household income: $48,170
--- 3.6% above state average, 25.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.8%
--- #1,986 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 18.3%
--- #2,125 highest among all counties nationwide
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#13. Harrison County

- Median household income: $48,547
--- 4.4% above state average, 25.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.4%
--- #1,721 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.0%
--- #2,088 highest among all counties nationwide
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#12. Pontotoc County

- Median household income: $48,980
--- 5.3% above state average, 24.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.4%
--- #2,247 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.8%
--- #2,041 highest among all counties nationwide
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#11. Pearl River County

- Median household income: $51,538
--- 10.8% above state average, 20.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.7%
--- #1,315 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.1%
--- #1,749 highest among all counties nationwide

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#10. Webster County

- Median household income: $52,382
--- 12.6% above state average, 19.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 12.5%
--- #2,807 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.6%
--- #1,610 highest among all counties nationwide
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#9. Lafayette County

- Median household income: $53,318
--- 14.6% above state average, 18.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.3%
--- #959 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.6%
--- #1,523 highest among all counties nationwide
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#8. Jackson County

- Median household income: $53,726
--- 15.5% above state average, 17.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.4%
--- #1,543 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.5%
--- #1,481 highest among all counties nationwide
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#7. Hancock County

- Median household income: $54,860
--- 18.0% above state average, 15.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.9%
--- #781 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
--- #1,360 highest among all counties nationwide
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#6. Tate County

- Median household income: $55,738
--- 19.8% above state average, 14.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.9%
--- #1,281 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.3%
--- #1,270 highest among all counties nationwide

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#5. Lee County

- Median household income: $55,861
--- 20.1% above state average, 14.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.8%
--- #1,298 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.7%
--- #1,258 highest among all counties nationwide
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#4. Lamar County

- Median household income: $61,649
--- 32.5% above state average, 5.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.0%
--- #621 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.3%
--- #779 highest among all counties nationwide
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#3. Rankin County

- Median household income: $68,310
--- 46.9% above state average, 5.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 30.2%
--- #479 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.1%
--- #434 highest among all counties nationwide
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#2. DeSoto County

- Median household income: $69,990
--- 50.5% above state average, 7.7% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 30.0%
--- #490 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.2%
--- #382 highest among all counties nationwide
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#1. Madison County

- Median household income: $71,621
--- 54.0% above state average, 10.2% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 35.0%
--- #284 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
--- #334 highest among all counties nationwide

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