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The Town of Scooba had a population of 893 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Scooba is located at latitude 32.8302 and longitude -88.4771 in Kemper County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Scooba (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kemper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 213 feet.

The Town of Scooba (GNIS ID: 2407297) 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 Scooba is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kemper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scooba population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 893
Population in Households 723
Population in Familes 602
Population in Group Qrtrs 170
Population Density1 360
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 219
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 159 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $59,740
Average Home Value $61,076


Median Household Income $33,742
Average Household Income $40,961
Per Capita Income $16,828
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.23% 0.84%
Households 1.54% 0.9%
Families 3.01% 0.69%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   0.44%
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.

Scooba, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scooba 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 # 219 40th
Population Density1 # 237 35th
Diversity Index2 # 178 51st
Median Household Income # 169 54th
Per Capita Income # 240 34th

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