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The Town of Raleigh had a population of 1,543 as of July 1, 2016.

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 (GNIS ID: 2407171) 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 Raleigh is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Smith County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Raleigh: Indian Springs.

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


Total Population 1,543
Population in Households 1,472
Population in Familes 1,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 303
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 553
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 397
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 425 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 128 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $86,921
Average Home Value $102,541


Median Household Income $37,791
Average Household Income $55,408
Per Capita Income $21,572
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.48%
Households 0.96% 0.54%
Families 1.05% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

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, 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 # 158 57th
Population Density1 # 261 28th
Diversity Index2 # 207 43rd
Median Household Income # 120 67th
Per Capita Income # 81 78th

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