Nicholson, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nicholson, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Nicholson Census Designated Place had a population of 3,030 as of July 1, 2016. Nicholson 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 Nicholson is located at latitude 30.4873 and longitude -89.6981 in Pearl River County. The formal boundaries for the Nicholson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Pearl River County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Nicholson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586607) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Nicholson Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pearl River County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nicholson 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 Nicholson: Crescent City.

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


Total Population 3,030
Population in Households 3,030
Population in Familes 2,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 493
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,165
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 773
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 748 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 417 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 222 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $90,385
Average Home Value $140,997


Median Household Income $27,075
Average Household Income $38,083
Per Capita Income $14,713
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.07%
Households -0.23% 0.0%
Families -0.65% -0.13%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.

Nicholson, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nicholson 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 # 97 73rd
Population Density1 # 174 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 61 83rd
Median Household Income # 282 22nd
Per Capita Income # 298 18th

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