Economic Development Authority of Jones County
153 Base Drive, Suite 3 Laurel, MS 39440
P. O. Box 527, Laurel, MS 39441
(601) 649.3031 | FAX (601) 428.2047
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.edajones.com
Living anywhere always begins with finding an affordable home – and the opportunities in Jones County are boundless.
According to recent figures, median house values in Jones County are around $59,000 with average mortgage costs of $357 a month. For those looking to lease, the average fair market rent for a three-bedroom apartment stands at about $600 a month.
These figures are well below national averages – a big reason why our homeownership rate is 76.8%, a higher percentage than even the Mississippi state average (third best in the nation).
Of course, affordable cost isn’t the only factor to consider about housing in Jones County. You’ll also find abundant variety in the types of available neighborhoods and developments.
Do you prefer homes that hearken from another era? Laurel’s Central Historic District features homes from the early Twentieth Century, at the height of the City Beautiful Movement, with architectural styles ranging from Classical to Queen Anne to Craftsman. Just a few miles south in Ellisville, rare antebellum and late Nineteenth Century homes dot the neighborhoods just off Main Street.
Perhaps a new home is more to your liking. Housing developments like the 100+ home Windermere development or The Highlands are booming in Jones County. And, you’ll find a wide array of styles and sizes – from cozy patio homes to expansive country manor houses.
No matter your tastes or buying power, there’s a home for you in Jones County – a place to really live.