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Amory, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Amory had a population of 7,160 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Amory is located at latitude 33.9818 and longitude -88.4826 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Amory (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.6 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 239 feet.

The City of Amory (GNIS ID: 2403095) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amory population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Amory, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,160
Population in Households 6,968
Population in Familes 5,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density1 571
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 2,958
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,933
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,951 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,007 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $89,384
Average Home Value $110,756


Median Household Income $34,959
Average Household Income $47,258
Per Capita Income $19,593
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.45%
Households -0.26% -0.42%
Families -0.45% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

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Amory, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amory to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 56 85th
Population Density1 # 149 59th
Diversity Index2 # 189 48th
Median Household Income # 150 59th
Per Capita Income # 104 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.