Perry County MS Information


Perry County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 12,551
Daytime Population: Workers 2,963
Daytime Population: Residents 8,045
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,008
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 12,449
Population in Familes 10,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $39,115
Average Household Income $49,854
Per Capita Income $19,092


Total Housing Units 5,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,850 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 899 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 904 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $81,646
Average Home Value $104,506


Total Households 4,749
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 3,375
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 0.34% 0.36%
Households 0.22% 0.28%
Families 0.03% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.39%


Perry County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perry 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 # 64 23rd
Population Density # 70 16th
Diversity Index # 71 15th
Median Household Income # 20 77th
Per Capita Income # 53 37th

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