Guntown, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Guntown, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Guntown had a population of 2,166 as of July 1, 2016. Guntown ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Guntown is located at latitude 34.4452 and longitude -88.6638 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Guntown (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 400 feet.

The Town of Guntown (GNIS ID: 2406630) 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 Guntown is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lee County.

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


Total Population 2,166
Population in Households 2,138
Population in Familes 1,841
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 465
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 785
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 567
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 603 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $111,921
Average Home Value $126,366


Median Household Income $45,742
Average Household Income $54,921
Per Capita Income $20,518
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.92%
Households 0.54% 0.88%
Families 0.08% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Guntown, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Guntown 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 # 117 68th
Population Density1 # 193 47th
Diversity Index2 # 280 23rd
Median Household Income # 60 84th
Per Capita Income # 110 70th

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