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The Town of Walnut Grove had a population of 1,915 as of July 1, 2016. Walnut Grove ranks in the upper 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 Walnut Grove is located at latitude 32.5932 and longitude -89.4578 in Leake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Walnut Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Leake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Town of Walnut Grove (GNIS ID: 2406828) 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 Walnut Grove is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Leake County.

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


Total Population 1,915
Population in Households 1,120
Population in Familes 953
Population in Group Qrtrs 795
Population Density1 1,185
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 199
Average Household Size 5.63
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 7


Total Housing Units 257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $76,923
Average Home Value $107,746


Median Household Income $25,259
Average Household Income $43,231
Per Capita Income $16,468
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.32%
Households -0.71% -0.51%
Families 0.72% -0.59%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
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.

Walnut Grove, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut Grove 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 # 134 64th
Population Density1 # 52 86th
Diversity Index2 # 133 64th
Median Household Income # 307 15th
Per Capita Income # 251 31st

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