Mississippi Population By County in 2018
Updated on June 22, 2021.

According to the US Census Bureau population estimates, there were 2,981,020 people living in Mississippi in 2018. Hinds County was the most populated county with 235,824 residents, followed by Harrison County with 206,284 residents, and DeSoto County with 181,932 residents. Issaquena County with a population of 1,307 was the least populated county in Mississippi in 2018.

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Mississippi Population By County (2018)
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Table of Mississippi Population By County in 2018
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County Population % of State Population
Adams 31,044 1.04%
Alcorn 36,810 1.24%
Amite 12,327 0.41%
Attala 18,328 0.62%
Benton 8,243 0.28%
Bolivar 31,115 1.04%
Calhoun 14,432 0.48%
Carroll 9,920 0.33%
Chickasaw 17,100 0.57%
Choctaw 8,265 0.28%
Claiborne 9,072 0.30%
Clarke 15,585 0.52%
Clay 19,404 0.65%
Coahoma 22,605 0.76%
Copiah 28,400 0.95%
Covington 18,825 0.63%
DeSoto 181,932 6.10%
Forrest 74,912 2.51%
Franklin 7,758 0.26%
George 24,110 0.81%
Greene 13,996 0.47%
Grenada 20,984 0.70%
Hancock 47,278 1.59%
Harrison 206,284 6.92%
Hinds 235,824 7.91%
Holmes 17,444 0.59%
Humphreys 8,256 0.28%
Issaquena 1,307 0.04%
Itawamba 23,461 0.79%
Jackson 143,127 4.80%
Jasper 16,425 0.55%
Jefferson 7,093 0.24%
Jefferson Davis 11,215 0.38%
Jones 68,196 2.29%
Kemper 9,733 0.33%
Lafayette 53,542 1.80%
Lamar 62,637 2.10%
Lauderdale 75,238 2.52%
Lawrence 12,448 0.42%
Leake 22,791 0.77%
Lee 85,276 2.86%
Leflore 28,616 0.96%
Lincoln 34,210 1.15%
Lowndes 58,760 1.97%
Madison 105,648 3.54%
Marion 24,752 0.83%
Marshall 35,436 1.19%
Monroe 35,543 1.19%
Montgomery 9,994 0.34%
Neshoba 29,151 0.98%
Newton 21,355 0.72%
Noxubee 10,550 0.35%
Oktibbeha 49,249 1.65%
Panola 34,156 1.15%
Pearl River 55,323 1.86%
Perry 11,918 0.40%
Pike 39,380 1.32%
Pontotoc 31,881 1.07%
Prentiss 25,088 0.84%
Quitman 7,055 0.24%
Rankin 154,250 5.17%
Scott 28,319 0.95%
Sharkey 4,375 0.15%
Simpson 26,717 0.90%
Smith 16,029 0.54%
Stone 17,997 0.60%
Sunflower 26,211 0.88%
Tallahatchie 13,961 0.47%
Tate 28,347 0.95%
Tippah 22,039 0.74%
Tishomingo 19,383 0.65%
Tunica 9,922 0.33%
Union 28,615 0.96%
Walthall 14,436 0.48%
Warren 46,093 1.55%
Washington 45,036 1.51%
Wayne 20,296 0.68%
Webster 9,788 0.33%
Wilkinson 8,781 0.30%
Winston 18,164 0.61%
Yalobusha 12,361 0.42%
Yazoo 29,093 0.98%