Harrison County MS Information


Harrison County Subdivisions

Harrison County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 199,203
Population in Households 193,977
Population in Familes 155,472
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,226
Population Density1 347
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 76,806
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 50,995
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 91,470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,070 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,736 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,664 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $189,035
Average Home Value $232,101


Median Household Income $40,119
Average Household Income $55,039
Per Capita Income $21,475
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.49% 1.53%
Households 1.71% 1.56%
Families 1.47% 1.41%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.


Harrison County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrison County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 14 84th
Median Household Income # 12 87th
Per Capita Income # 11 88th

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