Mississippi State Profile

Election Schedule

Presidential/State Primary:2016-3-8
Primary Runoff:2016-3-29
General Election Runoff:2016-11-29

Election Vitals

Governor:Phil Bryant (R) re-election 2015
Senator:Thad Cochran (R) re-election 2020
Senator:Roger Wicker (R) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 49.6%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 47.7%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 48.1%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 49.4%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 37.4%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 61.9%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 39.1%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 59.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 40.8%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 49.7%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 44.1%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 49.2%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 40.7%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 57.6%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 39.7%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 59.5%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 43.0%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 56.2%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 43.8%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 55.3%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thad Cochran Republican 624,154 71.0%
James Hunt Democratic 240,647 27.4%
Ted Weill Independence pty 13,861 1.6%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
James Hunt Democratic 47,483 58.8%
Shawn O'Hara Democratic 33,336 41.2%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thad Cochran Republican 138,813 95.4%
Richard O'Hara Republican 6,762 4.6%
1999 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ronnie Musgrove Democratic 379,034 49.6%
Mike Parker Republican 370,691 48.5%
Jerry Ladner Reform 8,208 1.1%
Helen Perkins Independent 6,005 0.8%
1999 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ronnie Musgrove Democratic 309,519 56.7%
James Roberts Jr. Democratic 142,617 26.1%
Richard Barrett Democratic 32,383 5.9%
Katie Perrone Democratic 16,476 3.0%
Charles Bell Democratic 13,159 2.4%
Carrie Harris Democratic 11,645 2.1%
James Hunt Democratic 11,572 2.1%
Elton Wall Democratic 8,184 1.5%
1999 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike Parker Republican 77,674 50.7%
Eddie Briggs Republican 42,763 27.9%
Charlie Williams Republican 17,176 11.2%
Dan Gibson Republican 11,348 7.4%
George Blair Republican 2,453 1.6%
Shawn O'Hara Republican 1,728 1.1%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Trent Lott Republican 654,941 65.9%
Troy Brown Sr. Democratic 314,090 31.6%
Jim Giles Independent 9,344 0.9%
Lewis Napper Libertarian 8,454 0.9%
Shawn O'Hara Reform 7,315 0.7%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Troy Brown Democratic 27,457 36.6%
Rickey Cole Democratic 15,449 20.6%
Clinton Allison Democratic 14,671 19.6%
Robert Richmond Jr. Democratic 8,809 11.7%
James Hunt Democratic 8,616 11.5%
2000 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Troy Brown Democratic 20,358 66.9%
Rickey Cole Democratic 10,080 33.1%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thad Cochran Republican 533,269 84.6%
Shawn O'Hara Reform 97,226 15.4%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Steven Turney Democratic 30,808 52.2%
James Hunt Democratic 28,176 47.8%
2003 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Haley Barbour Republican 470,404 52.6%
Ronnie Musgrove Democratic 409,787 45.8%
John Cripps Constitution 6,317 0.7%
Shawn O'Hara Reform 4,070 0.5%
Sherman Dillon Green 3,909 0.4%
2003 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ronnie Musgrove Democratic 392,264 75.8%
Gilbert Fountain Democratic 39,685 7.7%
Elder McClendon Democratic 30,421 5.9%
Katie Perrone Democratic 28,154 5.4%
Catherine Starr Democratic 26,821 5.2%
2003 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Haley Barbour Republican 158,284 83.3%
Mitch Tyner Republican 31,762 16.7%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Trent Lott Republican 388,399 63.6%
Erik Fleming Democratic 213,000 34.9%
Harold Taylor Libertarian 9,522 1.6%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Erik Fleming Democratic 46,185 44.1%
Bill Bowlin Democratic 23,175 22.1%
James O'Keefe Democratic 20,815 19.9%
Catherine Starr Democratic 14,629 14.0%
2006 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Erik Fleming Democratic 19,477 65.0%
Bill Bowlin Democratic 10,490 35.0%
2007 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Haley Barbour Republican 430,807 57.9%
John Eaves Democratic 313,232 42.1%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thad Cochran Republican 766,111 61.4%
Erik Fleming Democratic 480,915 38.6%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Erik Fleming Democratic 236,296 65.8%
Shawn O'Hara Democratic 122,803 34.2%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roger Wicker Republican 709,626 57.2%
Albert Gore Democratic 503,467 40.6%
Thomas Cramer Constitution 15,281 1.2%
Shawn O'Hara Reform 13,194 1.1%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thad Cochran Republican 378,481 59.9%
Travis Childers Democratic 239,439 37.9%
Shawn O'Hara Reform 13,938 2.2%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Travis Childers Democratic 63,548 74.0%
Bill Marcy Democratic 10,361 12.1%
William Compton Democratic 8,465 9.9%
Jonathan Rawl Democratic 3,492 4.1%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Chris McDaniel Republican 157,733 49.5%
Thad Cochran Republican 156,315 49.0%
Thomas Carey Republican 4,854 1.5%
2014 Senate Primary Runoff
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Thad Cochran Republican 194,972 51.0%
Chris McDaniel Republican 187,249 49.0%

State Demographics

Population 2,984,926
Percentage White 59.3%
Percentage Black 37.6%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.4%
Percentage Asian 0.8%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 1.1%
Percentage Other Race 0.8%
 
Percentage Hispanic 2.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 57.5%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 37.5%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.3%
 
Median Household Income $37,095
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 31.6%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 24.2%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.8%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 55.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 42.8%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.1%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 13.5%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 40.0%
Percentage with a College Degree 20.7%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 30.8%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.0%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 15.9%
 
Unemployment rate 5.9%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.2%
 
Percentage Married Couples 44.1%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 16.6%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 12:16am October 24, 2017