Hancock County MS Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 48,539
Population in Households 47,992
Population in Familes 38,611
Population in Group Qrtrs 547
Population Density1 103
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 19,348
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 12,905
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,457 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,891 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,393 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $147,153
Average Home Value $177,381


Median Household Income $43,015
Average Household Income $58,403
Per Capita Income $23,596
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 1.34%
Households 1.73% 1.42%
Families 1.48% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.


Hancock County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hancock 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 # 18 79th
Population Density1 # 13 85th
Diversity Index2 # 75 10th
Median Household Income # 8 91st
Per Capita Income # 8 91st

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