Merigold, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Merigold, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Merigold had a population of 466 as of July 1, 2016. Merigold 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 Merigold is located at latitude 33.8391 and longitude -90.7264 in Bolivar County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Merigold (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bolivar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 144 feet.

The Town of Merigold (GNIS ID: 2406148) 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 Merigold is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bolivar County.

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


Total Population 466
Population in Households 466
Population in Familes 371
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 481
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 196
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $91,500
Average Home Value $130,319


Median Household Income $34,727
Average Household Income $57,043
Per Capita Income $22,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 0.47%
Households 1.1% 0.51%
Families 0.54% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Merigold, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merigold 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 # 276 24th
Population Density1 # 183 50th
Diversity Index2 # 65 82nd
Median Household Income # 159 56th
Per Capita Income # 59 84th

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