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Cary, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Cary had a population of 283 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cary is located at latitude 32.8056 and longitude -90.9246 in Sharkey County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cary (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sharkey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 102 feet.

The Town of Cary (GNIS ID: 2406228) 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 Cary is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sharkey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cary 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 Cary: Leighton, Schola.

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


Total Population 283
Population in Households 283
Population in Familes 237
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 400
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 105
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $63,889
Average Home Value $67,063


Median Household Income $35,578
Average Household Income $44,206
Per Capita Income $16,764
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.6% -1.01%
Households -1.45% -0.77%
Families -2.5% -0.87%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Cary, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cary 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 # 319 12th
Population Density1 # 218 40th
Diversity Index2 # 163 55th
Median Household Income # 148 59th
Per Capita Income # 243 33rd

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