Jackson County MS Information


Jackson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 144,402
Population in Households 143,067
Population in Familes 119,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,335
Population Density1 200
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 54,300
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 38,446
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 62,997 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,928 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,372 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,697 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $133,922
Average Home Value $167,770


Median Household Income $49,082
Average Household Income $62,731
Per Capita Income $23,788
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.56%
Households 0.63% 0.63%
Families 0.42% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.


Jackson County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson 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 # 5 95th
Population Density1 # 4 96th
Diversity Index2 # 35 59th
Median Household Income # 5 95th
Per Capita Income # 7 93rd

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