Wayne County MS Information


Wayne County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 21,161
Daytime Population: Workers 5,676
Daytime Population: Residents 13,103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,779
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 21,024
Population in Familes 17,753
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density2 26
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $33,397
Average Household Income $49,266
Per Capita Income $19,225


Total Housing Units 9,368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,373 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,836 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,159 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $71,591
Average Home Value $116,695


Total Households 8,209
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 5,705
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 0.27% 0.26%
Households 0.18% 0.2%
Families -0.01% 0.08%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   2.58%


Wayne County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wayne 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 # 46 45th
Population Density # 58 30th
Diversity Index # 29 66th
Median Household Income # 52 38th
Per Capita Income # 48 43rd

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