Leakesville, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Leakesville had a population of 957 as of July 1, 2016. Leakesville ranks in the lower 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 Leakesville is located at latitude 31.1542 and longitude -88.5583 in Greene County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Leakesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Greene County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Town of Leakesville (GNIS ID: 2405995) 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 Leakesville is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greene County.

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

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


Total Population 957
Population in Households 876
Population in Familes 733
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density1 605
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 391
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 268
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $87,838
Average Home Value $103,918


Median Household Income $35,208
Average Household Income $46,418
Per Capita Income $18,562
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 0.6%
Households 0.84% 0.51%
Families 0.8% 0.37%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Leakesville, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leakesville 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 # 212 42nd
Population Density1 # 141 61st
Diversity Index2 # 273 25th
Median Household Income # 155 57th
Per Capita Income # 175 52nd

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