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Big Creek, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Village of Big Creek had a population of 161 as of July 1, 2016. Big Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Big Creek is located at latitude 33.8464 and longitude -89.4159 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Big Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 269 feet.

The Village of Big Creek (GNIS ID: 2407419) 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 Village of Big Creek is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

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


Total Population 161
Population in Households 161
Population in Familes 137
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 142
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $72,368
Average Home Value $87,745


Median Household Income $38,094
Average Household Income $46,898
Per Capita Income $19,415
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.37%
Households 0.78% 0.63%
Families 1.47% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Big Creek, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Creek 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 # 346 5th
Population Density1 # 325 11th
Diversity Index2 # 316 13th
Median Household Income # 116 68th
Per Capita Income # 141 61st

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