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Okolona, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Okolona had a population of 2,741 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Okolona is located at latitude 34.0051 and longitude -88.7477 in Chickasaw County. 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. Chickasaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The City of Okolona (GNIS ID: 2404425) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Okolona population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Okolona: Rose Hill.

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Okolona, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,741
Population in Households 2,594
Population in Familes 2,063
Population in Group Qrtrs 147
Population Density1 412
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 1,077
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 678
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 611 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 465 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $57,813
Average Home Value $64,975


Median Household Income $22,570
Average Household Income $31,011
Per Capita Income $12,337
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% -0.18%
Households -0.07% -0.11%
Families 0.06% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 100 73rd
Population Density1 # 213 41st
Diversity Index2 # 196 46th
Median Household Income # 323 11th
Per Capita Income # 317 13th

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