Perry County MS Information


Perry County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 12,556
Population in Households 12,454
Population in Familes 10,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 4,736
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 3,367
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,876 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 860 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 907 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $77,016
Average Home Value $100,103


Median Household Income $37,985
Average Household Income $47,842
Per Capita Income $18,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.38%
Households 0.21% 0.26%
Families 0.0% 0.11%
Median Household Income   -0.64%
Per Capita Income   0.67%
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.


Perry County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perry 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 # 65 22nd
Population Density1 # 73 12th
Diversity Index2 # 71 15th
Median Household Income # 21 76th
Per Capita Income # 52 38th

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