Winston County MS Information


Winston County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,285
Daytime Population: Workers 6,043
Daytime Population: Residents 10,864
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,907
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 17,843
Population in Familes 14,932
Population in Group Qrtrs 442
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $34,349
Average Household Income $48,047
Per Capita Income $19,196


Total Housing Units 8,745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,130 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,014 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,601 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $86,282
Average Home Value $109,571


Total Households 7,144
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 4,883
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 -0.67% -0.81%
Households -0.66% -0.8%
Families -0.86% -0.93%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   2.48%


Winston County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winston 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 # 52 38th
Population Density # 52 38th
Diversity Index # 20 77th
Median Household Income # 46 45th
Per Capita Income # 51 39th

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