Washington County MS Information


Washington County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 48,082
Daytime Population: Workers 17,747
Daytime Population: Residents 30,579
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 48,326
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 47,356
Population in Familes 39,250
Population in Group Qrtrs 726
Population Density2 66
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $29,052
Average Household Income $45,474
Per Capita Income $17,203


Total Housing Units 21,624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,638 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,273 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,713 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $79,573
Average Home Value $106,420


Total Households 17,911
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 12,243
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 -0.85% -1.05%
Households -0.76% -0.98%
Families -0.96% -1.12%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.57%


Washington County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington 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 # 18 79th
Population Density # 23 73rd
Diversity Index # 57 33rd
Median Household Income # 71 15th
Per Capita Income # 68 18th

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