Rankin County MS Information


Rankin County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 152,523
Population in Households 147,416
Population in Familes 123,573
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,107
Population Density1 197
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $60,650
Average Household Income $79,349
Per Capita Income $30,102


Total Housing Units 61,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,692 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,464 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,984 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $161,654
Average Home Value $184,526


Total Households 57,156
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 40,181
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 0.9% 1.05%
Households 0.96% 1.07%
Families 0.76% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.2%


Rankin County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rankin 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 # 4 96th
Population Density # 5 95th
Diversity Index # 63 24th
Median Household Income # 3 98th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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