Monroe County MS Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 36,793
Population in Households 36,385
Population in Familes 30,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 408
Population Density1 48
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 14,219
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 9,908
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,389 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,442 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,777 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,170 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $88,298
Average Home Value $115,225


Median Household Income $36,043
Average Household Income $49,013
Per Capita Income $19,136
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.13%
Households -0.3% -0.27%
Families -0.52% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.


Monroe County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe 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 # 22 74th
Population Density1 # 38 55th
Diversity Index2 # 51 39th
Median Household Income # 33 61st
Per Capita Income # 32 62nd

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