Algoma, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Algoma, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Algoma had a population of 619 as of July 1, 2016. Algoma ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Algoma is located at latitude 34.1784 and longitude -89.0376 in Pontotoc County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Algoma (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Pontotoc County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 417 feet.

The Town of Algoma (GNIS ID: 2405132) 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 Algoma is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pontotoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Algoma 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 Algoma: New Algoma.

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


Total Population 619
Population in Households 619
Population in Familes 532
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 94
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $90,476
Average Home Value $106,476


Median Household Income $32,845
Average Household Income $41,365
Per Capita Income $15,449
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.8%
Households 0.74% 0.81%
Families 1.29% 0.65%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Algoma, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Algoma 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 # 247 32nd
Population Density1 # 346 5th
Diversity Index2 # 228 37th
Median Household Income # 184 49th
Per Capita Income # 279 23rd

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