Jefferson County MS Information

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Jefferson County Subdivisions

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

POPULATION

Total Population 7,821
Population in Households 7,410
Population in Familes 6,074
Population in Group Qrtrs 411
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,920
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,917
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,195 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 725 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 819 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $72,667
Average Home Value $97,062
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,643
Average Household Income $37,885
Per Capita Income $15,065
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.19%
Households -0.05% 0.06%
Families -0.31% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

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Jefferson County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson 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 # 80 4th
Population Density1 # 77 7th
Diversity Index2 # 79 5th
Median Household Income # 77 7th
Per Capita Income # 78 6th

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