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Como, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Como is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Panola County at latitude 34.5136 and longitude -89.9399. Panola County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 358 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Como, but most people and references simply refer to it as Como, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Como indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Como: Como Depot.

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Como, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,384
Population in Households 1,384
Population in Familes 1,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 733
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 583
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 372
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $112,676
Average Home Value $166,506


Median Household Income $28,235
Average Household Income $40,902
Per Capita Income $17,305
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.87% 1.1%
Households 2.18% 1.17%
Families 1.93% 1.05%
Median Household Income   4.13%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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, 2014 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 # 168 54th
Population Density1 # 104 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 216 40th
Median Household Income # 247 32nd
Per Capita Income # 196 46th

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