Mississippi Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2018


Mississippi Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Mississippi as of July 1, 2018. Our Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank MS cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Mississippi Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,051,594
Population in Households 2,958,928
Population in Familes 2,438,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 92,666
Population Density2 65
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $42,371
Average Household Income $59,796
Per Capita Income $23,017


Total Housing Units 1,330,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 769,621 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 378,596 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 182,093 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $118,021
Average Home Value $153,631


Total Households 1,148,217
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 779,412
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.34% 0.27%
Households 0.35% 0.28%
Families 0.14% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.42%