Polkville, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Polkville had a population of 876 as of July 1, 2016. Polkville 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 Polkville is located at latitude 32.1909 and longitude -89.696 in Smith County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Polkville (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 512 feet.

The Town of Polkville (GNIS ID: 2407528) 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 Polkville is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Smith County.

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


Total Population 876
Population in Households 876
Population in Familes 759
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 51
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 329
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 246
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $95,588
Average Home Value $110,364


Median Household Income $39,584
Average Household Income $58,426
Per Capita Income $21,814
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.3%
Households 0.75% 0.3%
Families 0.94% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Polkville, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Polkville 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 # 220 40th
Population Density1 # 359 1st
Diversity Index2 # 331 9th
Median Household Income # 98 73rd
Per Capita Income # 78 79th

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