Smith County MS Information


Smith County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 16,696
Daytime Population: Workers 4,193
Daytime Population: Residents 9,701
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,894
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 16,589
Population in Familes 14,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 26
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $41,630
Average Household Income $58,623
Per Capita Income $22,229


Total Housing Units 7,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,158 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,141 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,202 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $87,822
Average Home Value $107,430


Total Households 6,299
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 4,603
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 0.17% -0.2%
Households 0.17% -0.2%
Families 0.0% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   3.19%


Smith County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smith 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 # 56 33rd
Population Density # 57 32nd
Diversity Index # 68 18th
Median Household Income # 13 85th
Per Capita Income # 13 85th

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