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Bruce, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Bruce is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Calhoun County at latitude 33.9909 and longitude -89.3455. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 279 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Bruce 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 Bruce (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,117
Population in Households 2,117
Population in Familes 1,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 869
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 915
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 557
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,017 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 439 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $75,329
Average Home Value $89,241


Median Household Income $21,253
Average Household Income $31,490
Per Capita Income $13,664
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.09% 1.01%
Households 2.35% 1.03%
Families 2.19% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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.


Bruce, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bruce 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 # 119 67th
Population Density1 # 84 77th
Diversity Index2 # 33 91st
Median Household Income # 324 11th
Per Capita Income # 305 16th

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