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Mound Bayou, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Mound Bayou had a population of 1,546 as of July 1, 2016. Mound Bayou ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Mound Bayou is located at latitude 33.8807 and longitude -90.7279 in Bolivar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mound Bayou (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 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 City of Mound Bayou (GNIS ID: 2404316) 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 City of Mound Bayou is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bolivar County.

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


Total Population 1,546
Population in Households 1,546
Population in Familes 1,269
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,764
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 595
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 380
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 670 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 292 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 303 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $70,886
Average Home Value $75,685


Median Household Income $21,242
Average Household Income $31,358
Per Capita Income $12,018
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.01%
Households 0.41% 0.2%
Families 0.51% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Mound Bayou, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mound Bayou 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 # 157 57th
Population Density1 # 17 96th
Diversity Index2 # 362 0th
Median Household Income # 333 8th
Per Capita Income # 338 7th

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