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Myrtle, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The Town of Myrtle had a population of 510 as of July 1, 2017. Myrtle ranks in the lower 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 Myrtle is located at latitude 34.5605 and longitude -89.1179 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Myrtle (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 400 feet.

The Town of Myrtle (GNIS ID: 2406221) 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 Myrtle is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Myrtle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Myrtle, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 510
Daytime Population: Workers 173
Daytime Population: Residents 286
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 459
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 510
Population in Familes 427
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 245
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $29,963
Average Household Income $50,829
Per Capita Income $19,382


Total Housing Units 247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $121,591
Average Home Value $135,304


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.73%
Households 0.6% 0.75%
Families 1.99% 0.66%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Myrtle, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Myrtle to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 261 28th
Population Density # 277 24th
Diversity Index # 207 43rd
Median Household Income # 254 30th
Per Capita Income # 176 52nd

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