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Iuka, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Iuka had a population of 3,072 as of July 1, 2016. Iuka ranks in 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 Iuka is located at latitude 34.8074 and longitude -88.1969 in Tishomingo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Iuka (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tishomingo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 561 feet.

The City of Iuka (GNIS ID: 2404773) 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 Iuka is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tishomingo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Iuka 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 Iuka: Greshams Mills.

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


Total Population 3,072
Population in Households 2,948
Population in Familes 2,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density1 317
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,353
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 773
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 777 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 575 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $78,725
Average Home Value $106,098


Median Household Income $28,551
Average Household Income $46,449
Per Capita Income $21,817
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.18%
Households 0.24% 0.18%
Families 0.36% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.

Iuka, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iuka 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 # 95 74th
Population Density1 # 254 30th
Diversity Index2 # 338 7th
Median Household Income # 258 29th
Per Capita Income # 76 79th

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