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Walls, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Walls had a population of 1,216 as of July 1, 2016. Walls ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Walls is located at latitude 34.9332 and longitude -90.16 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Walls (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. DeSoto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 213 feet.

The Town of Walls (GNIS ID: 1675450) 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 Walls is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeSoto County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walls 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 Walls: Alpika.

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


Total Population 1,216
Population in Households 1,216
Population in Familes 1,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 124
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 421
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 293
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $135,484
Average Home Value $156,005


Median Household Income $46,096
Average Household Income $55,123
Per Capita Income $19,334
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.98%
Households 0.58% 0.89%
Families -0.22% 0.67%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Walls, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walls 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 # 176 52nd
Population Density1 # 340 6th
Diversity Index2 # 12 97th
Median Household Income # 57 85th
Per Capita Income # 146 60th

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