Prentiss County MS Information


Prentiss County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 25,541
Daytime Population: Workers 7,996
Daytime Population: Residents 15,155
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,151
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 24,664
Population in Familes 20,620
Population in Group Qrtrs 877
Population Density2 62
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $33,116
Average Household Income $46,086
Per Capita Income $18,451


Total Housing Units 11,383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,115 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,863 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,405 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $84,889
Average Home Value $101,065


Total Households 9,978
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 6,934
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 0.14% 0.24%
Households 0.23% 0.31%
Families 0.04% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.64%


Prentiss County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prentiss 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 # 38 55th
Population Density # 25 71st
Diversity Index # 77 7th
Median Household Income # 54 35th
Per Capita Income # 61 27th

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