Washington County MS Information

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Washington County Subdivisions

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

POPULATION

Total Population 49,329
Population in Households 48,517
Population in Familes 40,287
Population in Group Qrtrs 812
Population Density1 68
Diversity Index2 44
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,301
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 12,513
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,079 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,222 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,297 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $77,075
Average Home Value $105,253
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,929
Average Household Income $43,188
Per Capita Income $16,309
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.57% -0.7%
Households -0.54% -0.63%
Families -0.77% -0.78%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

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Washington County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington 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 # 16 82nd
Population Density1 # 23 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 58 30th
Median Household Income # 70 16th
Per Capita Income # 69 17th

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