DeSoto County MS Information


DeSoto County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 174,040
Population in Households 173,430
Population in Familes 149,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 610
Population Density1 366
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 61,709
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 46,307
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 65,994 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,747 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,962 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,285 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $165,097
Average Home Value $187,053


Median Household Income $59,920
Average Household Income $72,287
Per Capita Income $25,729
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 1.34%
Households 1.07% 1.24%
Families 0.88% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.


DeSoto County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeSoto 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 # 3 98th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 31 63rd
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Per Capita Income # 4 96th

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