Covington County MS Information


Covington County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 20,343
Population in Households 20,103
Population in Familes 16,932
Population in Group Qrtrs 240
Population Density1 49
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 7,681
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 5,323
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,266 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,415 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,227 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $86,777
Average Home Value $130,570


Median Household Income $34,620
Average Household Income $48,878
Per Capita Income $18,662
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.52%
Households 0.53% 0.46%
Families 0.31% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.


Covington County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Covington 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 # 48 41st
Population Density1 # 35 59th
Diversity Index2 # 34 60th
Median Household Income # 40 52nd
Per Capita Income # 45 46th

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