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Durant, Mississippi - Basic Facts

Durant is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Durant.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Holmes County at latitude 33.0751 and longitude -89.8545. Holmes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 266 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Durant (see map) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,569
Population in Households 2,513
Population in Familes 2,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density1 1,147
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 947
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 635
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 617 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 330 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $49,598
Average Home Value $58,306


Median Household Income $23,220
Average Household Income $36,765
Per Capita Income $13,853
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.93% -1.03%
Households -0.76% -0.88%
Families -0.83% -1.06%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.


Durant, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Durant 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 # 103 72nd
Population Density1 # 56 85th
Diversity Index2 # 289 20th
Median Household Income # 318 12th
Per Capita Income # 299 18th

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