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Ethel, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The Town of Ethel had a population of 450 as of July 1, 2016. Ethel ranks in the upper 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 Ethel is located at latitude 33.1221 and longitude -89.465 in Attala County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ethel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Attala County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

The Town of Ethel (GNIS ID: 2406464) 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 Ethel is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Attala County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ethel: Davis Old Field, Stonewall.

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


Total Population 450
Population in Households 450
Population in Familes 383
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 771
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 165
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (27.3%)
Median Home Value $73,113
Average Home Value $99,046


Median Household Income $32,812
Average Household Income $50,388
Per Capita Income $20,261
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.19% 0.66%
Households 1.32% 0.72%
Families 1.44% 0.51%
Median Household Income   -0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

Ethel, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ethel 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 # 282 22nd
Population Density1 # 98 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 91 75th
Median Household Income # 185 49th
Per Capita Income # 117 68th

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