Mississippi Census Data


Mississippi Census Data

Each Community Profile, ZIP Code Profile and County includes Demographic Data for:

  1. Population (6 subcatagories)
  2. Housing (6 subcatagories)
  3. Households (4 subcatagories)
  4. Income (3 subcatagories)
  5. Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (5 subcatagories)
  6. Anticipated Growth Rates for the Next 5 Years (5 subcatagories)
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Mississippi Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,018,484
Population in Households 2,925,473
Population in Familes 2,425,156
Population in Group Qrtrs 93,011
Population Density1 64
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,143,061
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 781,688
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,312,227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 786,857 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 356,204 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 169,166 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $131,790
Average Home Value $173,512


Median Household Income $37,802
Average Household Income $53,563
Per Capita Income $20,501
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.4% 0.4%
Households 0.57% 0.46%
Families 0.35% 0.32%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 1,262 Mississippi cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: November 1, 2014.

The information on the 40,994 Mississippi Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: December 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps for 611 Mississippi public schools are updated four times per year. Last Update: October 6, 2014.