Jones County MS Information


Jones County Subdivisions

Jones County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 68,743
Population in Households 66,905
Population in Familes 55,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,838
Population Density1 99
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 25,631
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 17,916
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29,100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,393 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,238 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,469 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $141,907
Average Home Value $176,315


Median Household Income $36,836
Average Household Income $49,323
Per Capita Income $18,543
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.39%
Households 0.29% 0.42%
Families 0.11% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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, 2015 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 # 27 71st
Median Household Income # 23 73rd
Per Capita Income # 32 62nd

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