Lowndes County MS Information


Lowndes County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 60,592
Population in Households 59,169
Population in Familes 48,945
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,423
Population Density1 120
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 23,879
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 16,065
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,387 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,492 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,422 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $126,792
Average Home Value $148,276


Median Household Income $37,901
Average Household Income $53,589
Per Capita Income $21,420
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.17%
Households 0.23% 0.21%
Families 0.02% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.08%
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.


Lowndes County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lowndes 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 # 11 88th
Population Density1 # 9 90th
Diversity Index2 # 15 83rd
Median Household Income # 26 70th
Per Capita Income # 18 79th

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