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Farmington, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The Town of Farmington had a population of 2,206 as of July 1, 2016. Farmington ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Farmington is located at latitude 34.9226 and longitude -88.4461 in Alcorn County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Farmington (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Alcorn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The Town of Farmington (GNIS ID: 2406492) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Farmington is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alcorn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Farmington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Farmington, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,206
Population in Households 2,200
Population in Familes 1,870
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 346
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 877
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 628
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 985 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 640 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 238 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $95,583
Average Home Value $112,089


Median Household Income $35,644
Average Household Income $47,827
Per Capita Income $19,307
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.14%
Households 0.24% 0.16%
Families -0.43% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Farmington, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Farmington to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 116 68th
Population Density1 # 242 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 351 3rd
Median Household Income # 146 60th
Per Capita Income # 147 60th

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