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Purvis, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Purvis had a population of 2,261 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Purvis is located at latitude 31.1426 and longitude -89.4049 in Lamar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Purvis (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lamar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 381 feet.

The City of Purvis (GNIS ID: 2404579) 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 City of Purvis is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lamar County.

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


Total Population 2,261
Population in Households 2,148
Population in Familes 1,819
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density1 583
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 840
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 599
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $104,221
Average Home Value $138,773


Median Household Income $43,141
Average Household Income $53,500
Per Capita Income $21,147
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.74%
Households 0.88% 0.87%
Families 1.2% 0.66%
Median Household Income   -1.06%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
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.

Purvis, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Purvis 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 # 109 70th
Population Density1 # 146 60th
Diversity Index2 # 235 35th
Median Household Income # 72 80th
Per Capita Income # 91 75th

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