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West, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of West is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Holmes County at latitude 33.1978 and longitude -89.7821. Holmes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 292 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of West, but most people and references simply refer to it as West, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for West indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of West (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West: Wests Station.

Town of West, MS Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 174
Population in Households 174
Population in Familes 143
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 312
Diversity Index2 43
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $56,522
Average Home Value $64,655
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $23,457
Average Household Income $31,444
Per Capita Income $12,396
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.43% -1.3%
Households -0.93% -1.11%
Families -1.9% -1.31%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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.

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West, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 342 6th
Population Density1 # 255 30th
Diversity Index2 # 204 44th
Median Household Income # 317 13th
Per Capita Income # 324 11th

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