Jones County MS Information


Jones County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 69,691
Population in Households 67,838
Population in Familes 56,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,853
Population Density1 100
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 25,591
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 17,809
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29,262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,231 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,360 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,671 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $92,290
Average Home Value $126,370


Median Household Income $37,138
Average Household Income $50,991
Per Capita Income $19,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.34%
Households 0.22% 0.19%
Families 0.0% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.


Jones County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jones 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 # 10 89th
Population Density1 # 15 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 29 65th
Median Household Income # 26 70th
Per Capita Income # 34 61st

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