Attala County MS Information


Attala County Subdivisions

Attala County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,396
Daytime Population: Workers 5,307
Daytime Population: Residents 12,350
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,657
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 19,053
Population in Familes 16,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 343
Population Density2 26
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $33,789
Average Household Income $50,066
Per Capita Income $19,806


Total Housing Units 9,464 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,500 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,053 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,911 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $80,563
Average Home Value $110,664


Total Households 7,553
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 5,171
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.12% -0.39%
Households -0.12% -0.4%
Families -0.32% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.55%


Attala County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Attala County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 50 40th
Population Density # 56 33rd
Diversity Index # 24 72nd
Median Household Income # 50 40th
Per Capita Income # 38 55th

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