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The Town of Myrtle had a population of 509 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 509
Population in Households 509
Population in Familes 426
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 244
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 213
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $120,833
Average Home Value $142,974


Median Household Income $28,621
Average Household Income $48,055
Per Capita Income $18,537
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.77%
Households 0.85% 0.83%
Families 2.53% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.

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, 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 # 264 27th
Population Density1 # 275 24th
Diversity Index2 # 204 43rd
Median Household Income # 254 30th
Per Capita Income # 177 51st

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