Mississippi Census Data


Mississippi Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Mississippi as of July 1, 2016. Our Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank MS cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Mississippi Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,057,449
Population in Households 2,961,019
Population in Familes 2,444,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 96,430
Population Density1 65
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,150,645
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 782,808
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,329,056 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 778,218 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 372,427 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 178,411 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $109,093
Average Home Value $146,772


Median Household Income $39,285
Average Household Income $55,269
Per Capita Income $21,334
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.42%
Households 0.49% 0.45%
Families 0.26% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.