Lee County MS Information


Lee County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 87,825
Population in Households 86,760
Population in Familes 72,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,065
Population Density1 195
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 33,680
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 23,128
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,084 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,596 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,388 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $122,785
Average Home Value $152,334


Median Household Income $42,472
Average Household Income $57,959
Per Capita Income $22,435
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.74%
Households 0.78% 0.65%
Families 0.55% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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, 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 # 7 93rd
Population Density1 # 5 95th
Diversity Index2 # 41 51st
Median Household Income # 10 89th
Per Capita Income # 9 90th

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