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Sandersville, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Sandersville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jones County at latitude 31.784 and longitude -89.0398. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 285 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Sandersville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sandersville, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sandersville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 782
Population in Households 782
Population in Familes 652
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 158
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 324
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 223
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $146,023
Average Home Value $167,091


Median Household Income $39,814
Average Household Income $46,883
Per Capita Income $18,992
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.6% 1.32%
Households 1.67% 1.32%
Families 2.47% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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, 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 # 224 38th
Population Density1 # 309 15th
Diversity Index2 # 314 14th
Median Household Income # 88 76th
Per Capita Income # 132 64th

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