Hancock County MS Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 48,810
Daytime Population: Workers 19,925
Daytime Population: Residents 28,456
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 48,381
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 48,263
Population in Familes 38,751
Population in Group Qrtrs 547
Population Density2 103
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $44,509
Average Household Income $60,743
Per Capita Income $24,447


Total Housing Units 24,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,301 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,091 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,342 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $149,662
Average Home Value $176,115


Total Households 19,392
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 12,932
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 1.46% 1.28%
Households 1.52% 1.32%
Families 1.31% 1.19%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.91%


Hancock County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hancock 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 # 16 82nd
Population Density # 13 85th
Diversity Index # 75 10th
Median Household Income # 10 89th
Per Capita Income # 7 93rd

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