Monroe County MS Information


Monroe County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 36,660
Daytime Population: Workers 11,798
Daytime Population: Residents 21,325
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,123
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 36,252
Population in Familes 30,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 408
Population Density2 48
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $37,459
Average Household Income $51,017
Per Capita Income $19,960


Total Housing Units 16,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,289 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,914 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,237 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $91,377
Average Home Value $114,688


Total Households 14,203
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 9,895
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 -0.12% -0.24%
Households -0.27% -0.34%
Families -0.46% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.46%


Monroe County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monroe 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 # 22 74th
Population Density # 38 55th
Diversity Index # 51 39th
Median Household Income # 30 65th
Per Capita Income # 33 61st

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