Leake County MS Information


Leake County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 22,438
Daytime Population: Workers 6,488
Daytime Population: Residents 14,053
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,541
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 21,790
Population in Familes 18,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 648
Population Density2 39
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $34,435
Average Household Income $51,597
Per Capita Income $19,348


Total Housing Units 9,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,068 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,126 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,264 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $86,129
Average Home Value $109,150


Total Households 8,194
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 5,697
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 -0.81% -0.29%
Households -0.13% -0.31%
Families -0.32% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   2.63%


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, 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 # 43 49th
Population Density # 45 46th
Diversity Index # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 45 46th
Per Capita Income # 45 46th

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