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Magnolia, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Magnolia is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pike County at latitude 31.1612 and longitude -90.4695. Pike County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 305 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Magnolia 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 City of Magnolia (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,424
Population in Households 2,225
Population in Familes 1,815
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density1 395
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 863
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 592 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $79,694
Average Home Value $96,622


Median Household Income $25,634
Average Household Income $40,871
Per Capita Income $15,192
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% -0.1%
Households 0.11% -0.09%
Families -0.54% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.


Magnolia, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Magnolia 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 # 106 71st
Population Density1 # 223 39th
Diversity Index2 # 186 49th
Median Household Income # 292 19th
Per Capita Income # 268 26th

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