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The Town of Hickory Flat had a population of 601 as of July 1, 2016. Hickory Flat 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 Hickory Flat is located at latitude 34.6159 and longitude -89.1914 in Benton County. 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. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

The Town of Hickory Flat (GNIS ID: 2405823) 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 Hickory Flat is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

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


Total Population 601
Population in Households 601
Population in Familes 500
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 628
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $79,808
Average Home Value $89,726


Median Household Income $37,776
Average Household Income $45,284
Per Capita Income $16,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.5%
Households -0.07% -0.53%
Families 0.2% -0.63%
Median Household Income   -1.51%
Per Capita Income   -0.27%
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, 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 # 251 31st
Population Density1 # 131 64th
Diversity Index2 # 270 25th
Median Household Income # 121 67th
Per Capita Income # 238 35th

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