Harrison County MS Information


Harrison County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 206,287
Population in Households 201,219
Population in Familes 160,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,068
Population Density2 359
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $49,792
Average Household Income $65,339
Per Capita Income $25,631


Total Housing Units 94,321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,740 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 34,474 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,107 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $162,554
Average Home Value $197,735


Total Households 79,214
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 52,162
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 1.19% 1.04%
Households 1.25% 1.07%
Families 1.03% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.52%


Harrison County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrison 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 # 2 99th
Population Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 13 87th
Median Household Income # 7 93rd
Per Capita Income # 7 93rd

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