Sharkey County MS Information


Sharkey County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 4,786
Daytime Population: Workers 1,792
Daytime Population: Residents 2,923
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,715
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 4,678
Population in Familes 3,842
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 11
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $32,065
Average Household Income $45,165
Per Capita Income $17,542


Total Housing Units 2,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,068 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 749 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 333 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $65,175
Average Home Value $76,990


Total Households 1,817
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,198
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 -0.37% -0.46%
Households -0.13% -0.31%
Families -0.35% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   2.17%


Sharkey County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharkey 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 # 81 2nd
Population Density # 81 2nd
Diversity Index # 58 30th
Median Household Income # 59 29th
Per Capita Income # 67 20th

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