Kemper County MS Information


Kemper County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 10,973
Population in Households 10,056
Population in Familes 8,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 917
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 3,973
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 2,624
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,970 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,217 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 756 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 997 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $70,798
Average Home Value $91,529


Median Household Income $28,182
Average Household Income $39,271
Per Capita Income $15,674
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.13%
Households 0.22% 0.08%
Families -0.03% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.14%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
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.


Kemper County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kemper 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 # 70 16th
Population Density1 # 79 5th
Diversity Index2 # 32 62nd
Median Household Income # 69 17th
Per Capita Income # 71 15th

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