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The City of West Point had a population of 11,059 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Point is located at latitude 33.6062 and longitude -88.6576 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 233 feet.

The City of West Point (GNIS ID: 2405717) 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 West Point is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Point population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Point: Robertsons Store.

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West Point, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,059
Population in Households 10,756
Population in Familes 9,025
Population in Group Qrtrs 303
Population Density1 530
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 4,372
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,986
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,528 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,844 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 663 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $96,397
Average Home Value $122,163


Median Household Income $30,324
Average Household Income $46,574
Per Capita Income $18,650
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.28%
Households -0.26% -0.22%
Families -0.3% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

West Point, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Point 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 # 37 90th
Population Density1 # 166 54th
Diversity Index2 # 128 64th
Median Household Income # 214 41st
Per Capita Income # 172 53rd

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