Lyman, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lyman, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Lyman Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Harrison County at latitude 30.5079 and longitude -89.1305. Harrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 72 feet.

The formal official name is the Lyman Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lyman, Mississippi.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lyman indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Lyman Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles.

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Lyman, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,395
Population in Households 1,392
Population in Familes 1,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 179
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 545
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 395
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 414 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $233,871
Average Home Value $258,756


Median Household Income $44,805
Average Household Income $61,137
Per Capita Income $23,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.1% 2.86%
Households 2.24% 2.84%
Families 2.34% 2.69%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.


Lyman, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lyman to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 167 54th
Population Density1 # 301 17th
Diversity Index2 # 219 40th
Median Household Income # 53 86th
Per Capita Income # 36 90th

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