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Philadelphia, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Philadelphia had a population of 7,291 as of July 1, 2016. Philadelphia ranks in the upper 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 Philadelphia is located at latitude 32.7751 and longitude -89.122 in Neshoba County. The formal boundaries for the City of Philadelphia (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Neshoba County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

The City of Philadelphia (GNIS ID: 2404512) 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 Philadelphia is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Neshoba County.

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


Total Population 7,291
Population in Households 7,099
Population in Familes 5,765
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density1 597
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 2,905
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,871
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,436 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,668 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,236 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 531 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $93,111
Average Home Value $111,684


Median Household Income $30,500
Average Household Income $47,622
Per Capita Income $19,182
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.4% -0.26%
Households -0.37% -0.23%
Families -0.52% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Philadelphia, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Philadelphia 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 # 55 85th
Population Density1 # 145 60th
Diversity Index2 # 26 93rd
Median Household Income # 212 42nd
Per Capita Income # 150 59th

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