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Vancleave, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Vancleave Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Jackson County at latitude 30.5459 and longitude -88.6734. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 30 feet.

The formal official name is the Vancleave Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Vancleave, Mississippi.

The U5 Census Class Code for Vancleave indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Vancleave Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 43.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vancleave: Bluff Creek, Van Cleave.

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


Total Population 5,962
Population in Households 5,915
Population in Familes 5,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 138
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,106
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,690
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,858 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 292 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $174,252
Average Home Value $197,512


Median Household Income $51,467
Average Household Income $59,029
Per Capita Income $20,952
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.3% 0.35%
Households 0.53% 0.46%
Families 0.32% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.


Vancleave, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vancleave 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 # 62 83rd
Population Density1 # 328 10th
Diversity Index2 # 317 13th
Median Household Income # 20 95th
Per Capita Income # 69 81st

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