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Latimer, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Latimer Census Designated Place had a population of 6,458 as of July 1, 2016. Latimer 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 Latimer is located at latitude 30.4873 and longitude -88.8485 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Latimer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Latimer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403221) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Latimer Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Latimer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 6,458
Population in Households 6,458
Population in Familes 5,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 395
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 2,323
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,739
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,834 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 488 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $143,841
Average Home Value $157,075


Median Household Income $52,889
Average Household Income $63,659
Per Capita Income $23,009
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.97% 0.87%
Households 1.14% 0.94%
Families 0.92% 0.83%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Latimer, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Latimer 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 # 59 84th
Population Density1 # 221 39th
Diversity Index2 # 293 20th
Median Household Income # 29 92nd
Per Capita Income # 54 85th

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