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Prentiss, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Prentiss had a population of 1,083 as of July 1, 2016. Prentiss ranks in the upper 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 Prentiss is located at latitude 31.5969 and longitude -89.8715 in Jefferson Davis County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Prentiss (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson Davis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The Town of Prentiss (GNIS ID: 2407159) 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 Town of Prentiss is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Davis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prentiss 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 Prentiss: Blountville.

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


Total Population 1,083
Population in Households 968
Population in Familes 758
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density1 569
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 433
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 271
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 297 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $78,719
Average Home Value $86,279


Median Household Income $29,151
Average Household Income $42,206
Per Capita Income $18,610
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.17%
Households 0.26% 0.0%
Families -0.29% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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.

Prentiss, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prentiss 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 # 196 46th
Population Density1 # 152 58th
Diversity Index2 # 68 81st
Median Household Income # 239 34th
Per Capita Income # 173 52nd

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