Jasper County MS Information


Jasper County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 16,973
Population in Households 16,886
Population in Familes 14,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 6,844
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 4,698
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,839 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,005 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,500 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $80,457
Average Home Value $97,624


Median Household Income $32,925
Average Household Income $46,501
Per Capita Income $18,775
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.12% -0.38%
Households 0.16% -0.18%
Families -0.06% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.


Jasper County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jasper 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 # 56 33rd
Population Density1 # 61 27th
Diversity Index2 # 25 71st
Median Household Income # 47 44th
Per Capita Income # 32 62nd

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