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The Town of Hickory had a population of 626 as of July 1, 2016. Hickory 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 Hickory is located at latitude 32.3167 and longitude -89.0217 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hickory (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 325 feet.

The Town of Hickory (GNIS ID: 2405822) 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 Hickory is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newton County.

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


Total Population 626
Population in Households 626
Population in Familes 534
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 669
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $76,744
Average Home Value $94,196


Median Household Income $41,906
Average Household Income $50,425
Per Capita Income $18,861
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.7% 1.85%
Households 2.6% 1.77%
Families 2.39% 1.69%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Hickory, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hickory 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 # 246 32nd
Population Density1 # 118 68th
Diversity Index2 # 82 77th
Median Household Income # 79 78th
Per Capita Income # 164 55th

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