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Bay Springs, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The City of Bay Springs had a population of 1,925 as of July 1, 2016. Bay Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bay Springs is located at latitude 31.978 and longitude -89.2796 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bay Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

The City of Bay Springs (GNIS ID: 2403827) 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 City of Bay Springs is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jasper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bay Springs 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 Bay Springs: Bayspring.

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


Total Population 1,925
Population in Households 1,857
Population in Familes 1,516
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 129
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 786
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 489
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 547 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $91,011
Average Home Value $123,901


Median Household Income $26,812
Average Household Income $44,314
Per Capita Income $18,295
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 0.95%
Households 1.39% 1.05%
Families 1.89% 0.88%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Bay Springs, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay Springs 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 # 132 64th
Population Density1 # 337 7th
Diversity Index2 # 156 57th
Median Household Income # 286 21st
Per Capita Income # 184 49th

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