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The Town of Como had a population of 1,432 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Como is located at latitude 34.5136 and longitude -89.9399 in Panola County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Como (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Panola County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 358 feet.

The Town of Como (GNIS ID: 2406302) 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 Como is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Panola County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Como population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Como: Como Depot.

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Como, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,432
Population in Households 1,432
Population in Familes 1,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 758
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 591
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 306 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $89,045
Average Home Value $119,544


Median Household Income $28,310
Average Household Income $46,901
Per Capita Income $19,408
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.82% 1.33%
Households 1.7% 1.22%
Families 1.44% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Como, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Como 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 # 166 54th
Population Density1 # 100 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 217 40th
Median Household Income # 260 28th
Per Capita Income # 142 61st

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