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The Town of Edwards had a population of 1,037 as of July 1, 2016. Edwards 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 Edwards is located at latitude 32.3326 and longitude -90.6056 in Hinds County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Edwards (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hinds County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 236 feet.

The Town of Edwards (GNIS ID: 2406426) 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 Edwards is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hinds County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Edwards 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 Edwards: Edwards Depot, Liverpool.

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


Total Population 1,037
Population in Households 1,037
Population in Familes 884
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 625
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 410
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 288
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $74,779
Average Home Value $102,305


Median Household Income $24,244
Average Household Income $34,711
Per Capita Income $12,658
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% -0.1%
Households 0.16% 0.0%
Families 1.28% -0.14%
Median Household Income   -1.25%
Per Capita Income   0.43%
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.

Edwards, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edwards 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 # 202 44th
Population Density1 # 133 64th
Diversity Index2 # 320 12th
Median Household Income # 312 14th
Per Capita Income # 332 9th

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