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Center for Population Studies
University of Mississippi

Population Brief: COVID-19 in Mississippi

John J. Green, director of the Center for Population Studies and the State Data Center of Mississippi, looks at demographics of Mississippi for those ages 65 and older in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“Although some places have lower testing rates than others, we do have public, reliable, and comparable data on the age of populations at various levels of geography. Such data may be useful to better understand the age characteristics of our state and counties to anticipate where there may be greater potential for COVID-19 complications and health and social system demands.”

The full brief may be accessed here: Population 65 Years and Older Varies by Region and Non-Metro Status in Mississippi: Implications for COVID-19

Other population briefs focused on COVID-19 will soon follow and links will be available here.

Contact Dr. Green at for more information.