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The Town of Pickens had a population of 1,166 as of July 1, 2016. Pickens ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Pickens is located at latitude 32.8913 and longitude -89.9688 in Holmes County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pickens (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Holmes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 236 feet.

The Town of Pickens (GNIS ID: 2407106) 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 Pickens is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Holmes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pickens 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 Pickens: Boles Ferry, Montgomery, Pickens Station, Shiloh.

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


Total Population 1,166
Population in Households 1,166
Population in Familes 991
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 913
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 433
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 299
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $57,178
Average Home Value $70,939


Median Household Income $20,975
Average Household Income $31,733
Per Capita Income $11,721
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% -0.12%
Households 0.19% -0.09%
Families 0.0% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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.

Pickens, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pickens 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 # 183 50th
Population Density1 # 82 78th
Diversity Index2 # 311 14th
Median Household Income # 339 7th
Per Capita Income # 343 6th

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