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Flowood, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Flowood had a population of 8,901 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Flowood is located at latitude 32.3361 and longitude -90.073 in Rankin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Flowood (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Rankin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 269 feet.

The City of Flowood (GNIS ID: 2403625) 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 City of Flowood is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rankin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Flowood 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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Flowood, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,901
Population in Households 8,601
Population in Familes 6,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 300
Population Density1 310
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 3,988
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 2,145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,936 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,053 (48.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $182,692
Average Home Value $235,059


Median Household Income $54,888
Average Household Income $75,326
Per Capita Income $34,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.82% 1.11%
Households 1.88% 1.24%
Families 1.7% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Flowood, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flowood 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 # 44 88th
Population Density1 # 257 29th
Diversity Index2 # 205 44th
Median Household Income # 24 94th
Per Capita Income # 3 99th

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