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Raleigh, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Raleigh had a population of 1,488 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Raleigh is located at latitude 32.0347 and longitude -89.5257 in Smith County. 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. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 545 feet.

The Town of Raleigh 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Raleigh population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,488
Population in Households 1,417
Population in Familes 1,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 292
Diversity Index2 43
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 534
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 413 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $85,370
Average Home Value $157,567
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,893
Average Household Income $47,749
Per Capita Income $17,984
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.39%
Households 0.47% 0.45%
Families 0.61% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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, 2015 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 # 161 56th
Population Density1 # 262 28th
Diversity Index2 # 205 43rd
Median Household Income # 116 68th
Per Capita Income # 154 58th

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