Panola County MS Information


Panola County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 35,942
Population in Households 35,627
Population in Familes 30,039
Population in Group Qrtrs 315
Population Density1 53
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 13,209
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 9,219
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,457 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,752 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,045 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $83,510
Average Home Value $109,741


Median Household Income $34,104
Average Household Income $47,314
Per Capita Income $17,542
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.49%
Households 0.46% 0.42%
Families 0.23% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.


Panola County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Panola 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 # 23 73rd
Population Density1 # 29 65th
Diversity Index2 # 17 80th
Median Household Income # 41 51st
Per Capita Income # 61 27th

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