Winston County, MS Demographics

The total population of Winston County is estimated to be 17,741 with 8,562 males (48.26%) and 9,179 females (51.74%). There are 617 more females than males in Winston County.
The median household income in Winston County was $42,939 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 1,238(2.80%) from $44,177 in 2020. This income is 57.55% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Winston County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $57,347. Overall, the median household income for the county of Winston County stands at $42,939.
In Winston County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $28,487 for males and $19,026 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $50,216 for males and $38,578 for females.
In Winston County, there are just three different racial groups among households. Among these, White households report a median household income of $59,450, followed by Black or African American households at $33,798, and American Indian and Alaska Native households with a median household income of $28,518.
In 2022, the population of Winston County was 17,543, a 0.37% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Winston County's population was 17,608, a decline of 0.42% compared to a population of 17,683 in 2020.
The median age in Winston County, MS is 41.9, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 18.33% were under the age of 15, 17.45% aged 15 to 29, 43.86% aged 30 to 64, 18.16% aged 65 to 84, and 2.21% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Winston County population: 50.11% are White, 47.62% are Black or African American, 0.98% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.07% are Asian and 1.23% are multiracial.