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Okolona, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Okolona is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chickasaw County at latitude 34.0051 and longitude -88.7477. Chickasaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Okolona 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 City of Okolona (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Okolona: Rose Hill.

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


Total Population 2,724
Population in Households 2,572
Population in Familes 2,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density1 410
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 1,067
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 673
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 616 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 451 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $58,935
Average Home Value $67,167


Median Household Income $19,294
Average Household Income $29,962
Per Capita Income $11,895
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% -0.38%
Households -0.31% -0.36%
Families -0.1% -0.51%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.


Okolona, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Okolona 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 # 101 72nd
Population Density1 # 219 40th
Diversity Index2 # 193 47th
Median Household Income # 342 6th
Per Capita Income # 330 9th

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