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Clara, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Clara Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Wayne County at latitude 31.5831 and longitude -88.6916. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 207 feet.

The formal official name is the Clara Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Clara, Mississippi.

The U5 Census Class Code for Clara indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Clara Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clara: Big Creek.

Clara Census Designated Place, MS Boundary Map


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Clara, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 411
Population in Households 411
Population in Familes 362
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 106
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 162
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $82,065
Average Home Value $94,580


Median Household Income $41,282
Average Household Income $50,174
Per Capita Income $19,483
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.06% -0.1%
Households 0.44% 0.0%
Families 1.2% -0.17%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.


Clara, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clara to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 294 19th
Population Density1 # 343 6th
Diversity Index2 # 326 10th
Median Household Income # 73 80th
Per Capita Income # 115 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.