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West, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of West had a population of 177 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for West is located at latitude 33.1978 and longitude -89.7821 in Holmes County. 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. Holmes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Town of West (GNIS ID: 2406860) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West: Wests Station.

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West, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 177
Population in Households 177
Population in Familes 145
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 318
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $53,125
Average Home Value $60,593


Median Household Income $18,633
Average Household Income $29,460
Per Capita Income $11,573
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.84% -0.46%
Households -0.5% -0.27%
Families -1.54% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
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, 2015 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 # 343 6th
Population Density1 # 252 31st
Diversity Index2 # 212 41st
Median Household Income # 354 2nd
Per Capita Income # 331 9th

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