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Mendenhall, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Mendenhall had a population of 2,559 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mendenhall is located at latitude 31.9607 and longitude -89.8695 in Simpson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mendenhall (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Simpson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The City of Mendenhall (GNIS ID: 2405070) 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 Mendenhall is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Simpson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mendenhall 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 Mendenhall: Edna.

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


Total Population 2,559
Population in Households 2,502
Population in Familes 2,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 479
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 950
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 647
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 586 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 364 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $80,957
Average Home Value $88,462


Median Household Income $32,359
Average Household Income $46,717
Per Capita Income $17,934
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.42%
Households 0.14% 0.27%
Families -0.32% 0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.

Mendenhall, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mendenhall 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 # 102 72nd
Population Density1 # 185 49th
Diversity Index2 # 147 59th
Median Household Income # 188 48th
Per Capita Income # 199 45th

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