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Hickory Flat, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Hickory Flat is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Benton County at latitude 34.6159 and longitude -89.1914. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Hickory Flat, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hickory Flat, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Hickory Flat indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Hickory Flat (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Hickory Flat, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 605
Population in Households 605
Population in Familes 505
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 632
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $84,746
Average Home Value $93,257


Median Household Income $34,558
Average Household Income $41,433
Per Capita Income $15,684
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.0%
Households 0.41% 0.0%
Families 0.88% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.


Hickory Flat, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hickory Flat to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 249 31st
Population Density1 # 130 64th
Diversity Index2 # 266 27th
Median Household Income # 158 57th
Per Capita Income # 259 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.