Pike County MS Information


Pike County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 41,078
Population in Households 40,191
Population in Familes 33,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 887
Population Density1 100
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 15,449
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 10,502
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,064 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,408 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,041 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,615 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $88,329
Average Home Value $120,280


Median Household Income $32,081
Average Household Income $47,995
Per Capita Income $18,427
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.1%
Households 0.08% -0.01%
Families -0.15% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.


Pike County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pike 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 # 19 78th
Population Density1 # 14 84th
Diversity Index2 # 21 76th
Median Household Income # 49 41st
Per Capita Income # 49 41st

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