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Alligator, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Alligator is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bolivar County at latitude 34.0898 and longitude -90.7226. Bolivar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 161 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Alligator 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 Alligator (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 207
Population in Households 199
Population in Familes 167
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 210
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $94,318
Average Home Value $133,889


Median Household Income $26,340
Average Household Income $38,116
Per Capita Income $13,955
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% -0.1%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.98%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.


Alligator, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alligator 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 # 338 7th
Population Density1 # 287 21st
Diversity Index2 # 255 30th
Median Household Income # 279 23rd
Per Capita Income # 294 19th

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