Opportunity Zones in Mississippi

Mississippi has 100 designated opportunity zones, including 95 low-income communities, plus 5 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Mississippi’s opportunity zone urban-to-rural ratio is nearly identical to the statewide ratio, with rural tracts representing 56 percent of the statewide total, and 57 percent of the opportunity zone total.

Urban vs. Rural in Mississippi Opportunity Zones

Mississippi Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Mississippi’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 100 435 664
Low-income communities 95 304 399
Contiguous 5 130 135
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $32,329 $34,987 $39,962
Poverty rate 30.73% 27.29% 24.63%
Unemployment rate 12.53% 11.72% 10.82%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $99,336 $87,784 $103,597
Median rent/month $657 $666 $720
Homeownership 55.10% 65.16% 65.51%
Severe rent burden 25.22% 20.67% 20.88%
Vacancy rate 17.25% 16.75% 15.50%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 44.90% 49.37% 52.82%
Black alone 48.71% 45.95% 41.92%
Hispanic 3.07% 2.75% 2.85%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 0.96% 0.64% 0.89%
Younger than 18 23.94% 24.43% 24.26%
Older than 64 14.55% 14.70% 14.64%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 50.62% 52.85% 48.83%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 19.94% 16.51% 20.21%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 2.00% 0.23% 0.60%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 43.00% 33.33% 43.52%
In a micro area 42.00% 36.32% 33.58%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 15.00% 30.34% 22.89%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Mississippi Counties & Cities

List of counties in Mississippi: Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha, Yazoo

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Mississippi: None

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Mississippi

Website: Mississippi Development Authority

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Mississippi Adams 28001000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Adams 28001000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Adams 28001000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Alcorn 28003950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Alcorn 28003950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Attala 28007060600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Bolivar 28011950701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Chickasaw 28017950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Choctaw 28019950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Claiborne 28021950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Coahoma 28027950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Covington 28031950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi DeSoto 28033070101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi DeSoto 28033070610 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Forrest 28035000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Forrest 28035000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Forrest 28035010200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Forrest 28035010500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Forrest 28035010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Forrest 28035010700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hancock 28045030100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hancock 28045030300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Harrison 28047000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Harrison 28047001400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Harrison 28047003206 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Harrison 28047003301 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Mississippi Harrison 28047003404 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Mississippi Harrison 28047003600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Harrison 28047003800 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Mississippi Harrison 28047003900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hinds 28049001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hinds 28049001300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hinds 28049001600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hinds 28049002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hinds 28049002700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hinds 28049003000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hinds 28049010500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hinds 28049010902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hinds 28049011001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Hinds 28049011500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Jackson 28059041300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Jackson 28059042900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Jones 28067950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Jones 28067950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lafayette 28071950201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lafayette 28071950202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lafayette 28071950401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lamar 28073020600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lauderdale 28075000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lauderdale 28075010700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lee 28081950401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lee 28081950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lee 28081950602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lee 28081950700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lee 28081951002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Leflore 28083950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Leflore 28083950800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lincoln 28085950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lincoln 28085950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lowndes 28087000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Lowndes 28087001000 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Mississippi Madison 28089030106 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Madison 28089030500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Madison 28089030600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Marion 28091950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Marion 28091950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Marion 28091950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Marshall 28093950100 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Mississippi Marshall 28093950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Monroe 28095950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Neshoba 28099940100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Oktibbeha 28105950100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Oktibbeha 28105950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Oktibbeha 28105950602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Panola 28107950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Pearl River 28109950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Pike 28113950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Pike 28113950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Pike 28113950700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Rankin 28121020207 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Mississippi Rankin 28121020401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Rankin 28121020701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Simpson 28127950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Simpson 28127950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Sunflower 28133950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Sunflower 28133950402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Sunflower 28133950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Sunflower 28133950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Tate 28137950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Tishomingo 28141950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Tunica 28143950100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Union 28145950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Warren 28149950100 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Mississippi Warren 28149950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Warren 28149950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Washington 28151000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Washington 28151000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Wayne 28153950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Winston 28159950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Mississippi Winston 28159950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015