Wayne County MS Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 21,233
Population in Households 21,096
Population in Familes 17,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 8,202
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 5,700
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,439 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,763 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,188 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $69,071
Average Home Value $119,324


Median Household Income $31,135
Average Household Income $46,604
Per Capita Income $18,116
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.32%
Households 0.19% 0.2%
Families -0.03% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.


Wayne County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne 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 # 46 45th
Population Density1 # 58 30th
Diversity Index2 # 30 66th
Median Household Income # 55 34th
Per Capita Income # 53 37th

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