Abbeville, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Abbeville, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Abbeville had a population of 446 as of July 1, 2016. Abbeville 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 Abbeville is located at latitude 34.5034 and longitude -89.5025 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Abbeville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 358 feet.

The Town of Abbeville (GNIS ID: 2405117) 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 Abbeville is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Abbeville 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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Abbeville, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 446
Population in Households 446
Population in Familes 383
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 129
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 178
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $86,458
Average Home Value $105,962


Median Household Income $40,204
Average Household Income $52,296
Per Capita Income $19,833
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 1.31%
Households 1.12% 1.42%
Families 1.57% 1.36%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
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.

Abbeville, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abbeville 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 # 284 22nd
Population Density1 # 336 7th
Diversity Index2 # 140 62nd
Median Household Income # 89 76th
Per Capita Income # 130 64th

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