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Sandersville, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Sandersville had a population of 790 as of July 1, 2015. Sandersville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Sandersville is located at latitude 31.784 and longitude -89.0398 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sandersville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 285 feet.

The Town of Sandersville (GNIS ID: 2407283) 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 Sandersville is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones County.

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

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


Total Population 790
Population in Households 790
Population in Familes 658
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 160
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $127,174
Average Home Value $158,577


Median Household Income $36,474
Average Household Income $47,995
Per Capita Income $19,321
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.49% 1.21%
Households 1.53% 1.25%
Families 2.09% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.


Sandersville, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandersville 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 # 223 39th
Population Density1 # 309 15th
Diversity Index2 # 312 14th
Median Household Income # 122 67th
Per Capita Income # 112 69th

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