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Marietta, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Marietta had a population of 244 as of July 1, 2016. Marietta ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Marietta is located at latitude 34.5 and longitude -88.4726 in Prentiss County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Marietta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Prentiss County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 381 feet.

The Town of Marietta (GNIS ID: 2406096) 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 Marietta is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prentiss County.

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

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


Total Population 244
Population in Households 244
Population in Familes 206
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 137
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $89,063
Average Home Value $96,111


Median Household Income $45,419
Average Household Income $50,682
Per Capita Income $22,855
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.77% -0.41%
Households -0.42% -0.18%
Families 0.0% -0.51%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Marietta, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marietta 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 # 326 10th
Population Density1 # 330 9th
Diversity Index2 # 361 1st
Median Household Income # 63 83rd
Per Capita Income # 56 85th

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