Leake County MS Information


Leake County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 23,869
Population in Households 21,948
Population in Familes 18,538
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,921
Population Density1 41
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 8,293
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 5,765
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,222 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,071 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,204 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $81,398
Average Home Value $107,196


Median Household Income $32,851
Average Household Income $49,142
Per Capita Income $18,484
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.13%
Households 0.04% -0.11%
Families -0.18% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.


Leake County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leake 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 # 42 50th
Population Density1 # 43 49th
Diversity Index2 # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 43 49th
Per Capita Income # 47 44th

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