Leake County MS Information


Leake County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 22,284
Population in Households 21,636
Population in Familes 18,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 648
Population Density1 38
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $33,742
Average Household Income $50,926
Per Capita Income $19,116


Total Housing Units 9,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,895 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,247 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,273 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $92,099
Average Home Value $116,836


Total Households 8,142
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 5,646
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 -0.8% -0.33%
Households -0.19% -0.35%
Families -0.39% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.08%


Leake County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leake 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 # 43 49th
Population Density # 45 46th
Diversity Index # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 49 41st
Per Capita Income # 55 34th

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