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The Buckatunna Census Designated Place had a population of 535 as of July 1, 2016. Buckatunna 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 Buckatunna is located at latitude 31.5532 and longitude -88.5343 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Buckatunna Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 151 feet.

The Buckatunna Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586585) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Buckatunna Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buckatunna 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 Buckatunna: Bucatunna, Buckatanna, Buckatonna, Puckatunna, Shiloh.

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


Total Population 535
Population in Households 535
Population in Familes 456
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 87
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $61,538
Average Home Value $102,273


Median Household Income $32,330
Average Household Income $45,434
Per Capita Income $17,540
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.41%
Households 0.39% 0.29%
Families 0.69% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
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.

Buckatunna, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckatunna 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 # 259 29th
Population Density1 # 351 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 100 73rd
Median Household Income # 189 48th
Per Capita Income # 214 41st

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