Hinds County MS Information


Hinds County Subdivisions

Hinds County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 243,165
Population in Households 234,176
Population in Familes 188,841
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,989
Population Density1 280
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 90,070
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 58,810
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 104,797 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,228 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,842 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,727 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $116,836
Average Home Value $155,267


Median Household Income $38,424
Average Household Income $56,361
Per Capita Income $21,696
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.34%
Households -0.19% -0.36%
Families -0.42% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.05%
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.


Hinds County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hinds County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 3 98th
Diversity Index2 # 56 32nd
Median Household Income # 24 72nd
Per Capita Income # 16 82nd

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