Clarke County MS Information


Clarke County Subdivisions

Clarke County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,779
Population in Households 16,727
Population in Familes 14,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 6,647
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 4,576
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,864 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,257 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,390 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,217 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $68,504
Average Home Value $94,369


Median Household Income $32,022
Average Household Income $44,887
Per Capita Income $17,836
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.21%
Households -0.21% -0.26%
Families -0.44% -0.41%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.


Clarke County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarke County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 57 32nd
Population Density1 # 65 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 44 48th
Median Household Income # 50 40th
Per Capita Income # 58 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.