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Raleigh, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Raleigh is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Smith County at latitude 32.0347 and longitude -89.5257. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 545 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Raleigh, but most people and references simply refer to it as Raleigh, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Raleigh indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Raleigh (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Raleigh: Indian Springs.

Town of Raleigh, MS Boundary Map

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Raleigh, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,483
Population in Households 1,413
Population in Familes 1,228
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density1 291
Diversity Index2 42
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 532
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $85,821
Average Home Value $159,976
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,015
Average Household Income $53,872
Per Capita Income $20,321
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.34% 0.17%
Households 0.49% 0.22%
Families 0.75% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

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Raleigh, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raleigh to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 159 56th
Population Density1 # 264 27th
Diversity Index2 # 211 42nd
Median Household Income # 100 73rd
Per Capita Income # 80 78th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.