Lee County MS Information


Lee County Subdivisions

Lee County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 86,611
Population in Households 85,546
Population in Familes 71,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,065
Population Density1 193
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 33,424
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 22,944
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,536 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,888 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,337 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $125,924
Average Home Value $152,800


Median Household Income $44,560
Average Household Income $60,357
Per Capita Income $23,504
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.51%
Households 0.57% 0.49%
Families 0.36% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.


Lee County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lee County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 7 93rd
Population Density1 # 6 94th
Diversity Index2 # 41 51st
Median Household Income # 9 90th
Per Capita Income # 9 90th

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