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The Town of Gloster had a population of 978 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gloster is located at latitude 31.1951 and longitude -91.0177 in Amite County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gloster (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Amite County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

The Town of Gloster (GNIS ID: 2406580) 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 Gloster is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Amite County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gloster 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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Gloster, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 978
Population in Households 978
Population in Familes 779
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 536
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 426
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 308 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $52,917
Average Home Value $62,581


Median Household Income $23,429
Average Household Income $35,884
Per Capita Income $15,036
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% -0.21%
Households 0.58% -0.05%
Families 0.8% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   0.94%
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.

Gloster, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gloster 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 # 208 43rd
Population Density1 # 164 55th
Diversity Index2 # 135 63rd
Median Household Income # 321 12th
Per Capita Income # 290 20th

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