DeSoto County MS Information


DeSoto County Subdivisions

DeSoto County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 192,852 (100%)
Population in Households 192,224 (99.7%)
Population in Families 165,180 (85.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 628 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 405
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $66,425
Average Household Income $82,811
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $29,493
Wealth Index5 82


Total HU (Housing Units) 73,042 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,986 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,683 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,373 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $190,232
Average Home Value $218,398
Housing Affordability Index3 197


Total Households 68,669
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 51,043
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.6% 1.59%
Households 1.55% 1.56%
Families 1.36% 1.43%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
Owner Occupied HU   1.75%


DeSoto County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares DeSoto County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 3 98th
Population Density # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 33 40th
Per Capita Income # 5 95th
Diversity Index # 10 89th

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