Jones County MS Information


Jones County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 68,332
Population in Households 66,454
Population in Familes 55,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,878
Population Density2 98
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $39,159
Average Household Income $55,490
Per Capita Income $21,010


Total Housing Units 28,931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,781 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,589 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,561 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $99,482
Average Home Value $137,172


Total Households 25,370
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 17,610
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 0.1% -0.09%
Households 0.06% -0.11%
Families -0.14% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.91%


Jones County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jones 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 # 10 89th
Population Density # 15 83rd
Diversity Index # 27 68th
Median Household Income # 27 68th
Per Capita Income # 29 66th

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