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Drew, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Drew had a population of 1,856 as of July 1, 2016. Drew ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Drew is located at latitude 33.8101 and longitude -90.5304 in Sunflower County. The formal boundaries for the City of Drew (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sunflower County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Drew (GNIS ID: 2403508) 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 Drew is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sunflower County.

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


Total Population 1,856
Population in Households 1,853
Population in Familes 1,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,661
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 672
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 468
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 764 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 376 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 296 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $54,044
Average Home Value $69,282


Median Household Income $29,285
Average Household Income $37,993
Per Capita Income $14,142
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.6% -0.52%
Households -0.33% -0.36%
Families -0.57% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

Drew, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Drew 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 # 136 63rd
Population Density1 # 23 94th
Diversity Index2 # 218 40th
Median Household Income # 234 36th
Per Capita Income # 306 16th

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