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New Albany, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of New Albany had a population of 8,477 as of July 1, 2016. New Albany ranks in the upper 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 New Albany is located at latitude 34.4923 and longitude -89.0217 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Albany (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of New Albany (GNIS ID: 2404357) 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 New Albany is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

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


Total Population 8,477
Population in Households 8,229
Population in Familes 6,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 248
Population Density1 465
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 3,234
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 2,154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,859 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,376 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 335 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $121,965
Average Home Value $140,958


Median Household Income $33,870
Average Household Income $53,901
Per Capita Income $20,974
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 1.0%
Households 0.92% 1.03%
Families 0.82% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

New Albany, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Albany 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 # 46 88th
Population Density1 # 191 48th
Diversity Index2 # 18 95th
Median Household Income # 167 54th
Per Capita Income # 95 74th

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