Hancock County MS Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

Hancock County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 49,209
Population in Households 48,662
Population in Familes 39,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 547
Population Density1 104
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $49,067
Average Household Income $64,320
Per Capita Income $25,820


Total Housing Units 24,788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,365 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,150 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,273 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $155,210
Average Home Value $179,306


Total Households 19,515
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 12,983
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 1.39% 1.1%
Households 1.41% 1.12%
Families 1.2% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.43%


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, 2018 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 # 76 9th
Median Household Income # 8 91st
Per Capita Income # 6 94th

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