Rankin County MS Information


Rankin County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 150,867
Daytime Population: Workers 64,078
Daytime Population: Residents 72,911
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 136,989
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 145,760
Population in Familes 122,195
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,107
Population Density2 195
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $57,732
Average Household Income $74,234
Per Capita Income $28,189


Total Housing Units 60,367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,046 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,489 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,832 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $157,385
Average Home Value $179,874


Total Households 56,535
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 39,825
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 0.88% 1.0%
Households 0.94% 1.02%
Families 0.75% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.89%


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, 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 # 4 96th
Population Density # 5 95th
Diversity Index # 63 24th
Median Household Income # 3 98th
Per Capita Income # 2 99th

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