Pelahatchie, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pelahatchie, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Pelahatchie had a population of 1,478 as of July 1, 2016. Pelahatchie 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 Pelahatchie is located at latitude 32.3209 and longitude -89.808 in Rankin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pelahatchie (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Rankin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 358 feet.

The Town of Pelahatchie (GNIS ID: 2407089) 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 Pelahatchie is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rankin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pelahatchie 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 Pelahatchie: Pelahatchee, Pelahatches.

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


Total Population 1,478
Population in Households 1,466
Population in Familes 1,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 249
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 526
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 386
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 366 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $94,107
Average Home Value $141,575


Median Household Income $39,451
Average Household Income $74,044
Per Capita Income $27,175
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.65% 1.52%
Households 1.75% 1.62%
Families 1.49% 1.46%
Median Household Income   -1.16%
Per Capita Income   0.54%
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.

Pelahatchie, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pelahatchie 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 # 163 55th
Population Density1 # 274 25th
Diversity Index2 # 167 54th
Median Household Income # 103 72nd
Per Capita Income # 20 95th

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