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The Town of Wesson had a population of 1,948 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wesson is located at latitude 31.6999 and longitude -90.395 in Copiah County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wesson (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Copiah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Town of Wesson (GNIS ID: 2406859) 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 Town of Wesson is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Copiah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wesson 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 Wesson: Wessen.

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


Total Population 1,948
Population in Households 1,616
Population in Familes 1,423
Population in Group Qrtrs 332
Population Density1 438
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 550
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 424
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 416 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $99,000
Average Home Value $126,139


Median Household Income $44,958
Average Household Income $59,217
Per Capita Income $22,012
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.14%
Households 0.32% 0.11%
Families 0.31% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Wesson, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wesson 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 # 131 64th
Population Density1 # 205 44th
Diversity Index2 # 211 43rd
Median Household Income # 67 82nd
Per Capita Income # 73 80th

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