Prentiss County MS Information


Prentiss County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 25,499
Population in Households 24,625
Population in Familes 20,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 874
Population Density1 61
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 10,037
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 6,979
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,260 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,777 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,340 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $80,713
Average Home Value $99,043


Median Household Income $31,994
Average Household Income $43,972
Per Capita Income $17,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.21%
Households 0.36% 0.36%
Families 0.15% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.


Prentiss County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prentiss 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 # 39 54th
Population Density1 # 25 71st
Diversity Index2 # 76 6th
Median Household Income # 51 39th
Per Capita Income # 60 28th

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