Counties with the most renters in Mississippi

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Mississippi

All cities are made up of a mix of homeowners and renters, with 58.6% of Americans owning their own homes and 30.4% rending in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the American Census Bureau. In cities, there tend to be higher rates of renters due to high property values and influxes of young people who flock to urban areas after college to enter the workforce.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with most renters in Mississippi using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by percent of housing units occupied by renters as of 2019 5-year estimates. Keep reading to see if your county made the list.

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#30. Panola County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $679 (+3.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #35 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #1,908 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.6%
--- #44 most common among counties in Mississippi, #1,043 among all counties nationwide
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#29. Claiborne County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $623 (+9.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #48 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,445 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.8%
--- #62 most common among counties in Mississippi, #1,961 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Montgomery County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $554 (+2.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #70 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,882 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.6%
--- #69 most common among counties in Mississippi, #2,249 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Pike County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $717 (+15.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #25 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #1,548 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.4%
--- #31 most common among counties in Mississippi, #557 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Alcorn County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $617 (+2.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #50 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,508 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 26.0%
--- #77 most common among counties in Mississippi, #2,678 among all counties nationwide
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#25. Lee County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $752 (+13.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #17 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #1,300 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.4%
--- #42 most common among counties in Mississippi, #924 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Lamar County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $927 (+11.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #5 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #547 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.9%
--- #55 most common among counties in Mississippi, #1,789 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Jefferson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $404 (+3.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #80 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #3,125 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 63.7%
--- #1 most common among counties in Mississippi, #6 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Warren County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $720 (+6.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #1,524 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.8%
--- #23 most common among counties in Mississippi, #286 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Lauderdale County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $752 (+9.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #17 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #1,300 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.8%
--- #50 most common among counties in Mississippi, #1,340 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Sharkey County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $510 (-0.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #75 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #3,039 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 54.8%
--- #3 most common among counties in Mississippi, #26 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Grenada County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $682 (+15.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #32 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #1,871 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.5%
--- #70 most common among counties in Mississippi, #2,261 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Lowndes County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $805 (+11.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #973 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.3%
--- #43 most common among counties in Mississippi, #941 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Yazoo County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $636 (+10.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #45 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,322 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.5%
--- #25 most common among counties in Mississippi, #365 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Adams County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $600 (+2.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #54 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,633 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 47.5%
--- #16 most common among counties in Mississippi, #191 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Lafayette County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $954 (+19.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #3 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #491 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 53.8%
--- #6 most common among counties in Mississippi, #39 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Humphreys County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $598 (+14.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #56 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,645 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 46.9%
--- #20 most common among counties in Mississippi, #233 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Holmes County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $537 (+8.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #72 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,944 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 49.9%
--- #13 most common among counties in Mississippi, #118 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Quitman County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $568 (-6.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #64 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,806 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.2%
--- #33 most common among counties in Mississippi, #579 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Hinds County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $869 (+12.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #716 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.1%
--- #29 most common among counties in Mississippi, #491 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Harrison County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 43.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $895 (+6.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #632 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.9%
--- #27 most common among counties in Mississippi, #420 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Forrest County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 45.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $773 (+6.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #13 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #1,155 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 47.1%
--- #19 most common among counties in Mississippi, #216 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Bolivar County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 46.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $637 (+12.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #44 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,313 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 46.0%
--- #22 most common among counties in Mississippi, #272 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Sunflower County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 46.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $642 (+12.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #43 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,266 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.3%
--- #26 most common among counties in Mississippi, #382 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Washington County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 47.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $681 (+7.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #33 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #1,883 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 51.0%
--- #12 most common among counties in Mississippi, #92 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Oktibbeha County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 48.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $788 (+10.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #11 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #1,058 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 53.2%
--- #8 most common among counties in Mississippi, #47 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Coahoma County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 49.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $579 (+2.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #62 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,752 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.4%
--- #39 most common among counties in Mississippi, #794 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Leflore County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 49.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $585 (+6.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #60 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #2,713 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 47.2%
--- #18 most common among counties in Mississippi, #211 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Issaquena County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 56.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $375 (-0.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #82 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #3,133 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.5%
--- #57 most common among counties in Mississippi, #1,846 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Tunica County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 59.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $785 (+14.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #12 highest rent among counties in Mississippi, #1,079 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.8%
--- #62 most common among counties in Mississippi, #1,961 among all counties nationwide

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