Ruleville, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ruleville, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Ruleville had a population of 2,830 as of July 1, 2016. Ruleville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Ruleville is located at latitude 33.7249 and longitude -90.5503 in Sunflower County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ruleville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sunflower County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Ruleville (GNIS ID: 2404654) 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 Ruleville is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sunflower County.

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


Total Population 2,830
Population in Households 2,732
Population in Familes 2,320
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density1 1,124
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 946
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 668
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 514 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 432 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $66,873
Average Home Value $72,860


Median Household Income $22,729
Average Household Income $33,857
Per Capita Income $12,376
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.97% -0.66%
Households -0.63% -0.53%
Families -0.93% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Ruleville, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruleville 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 # 99 73rd
Population Density1 # 58 84th
Diversity Index2 # 292 19th
Median Household Income # 325 10th
Per Capita Income # 335 8th

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