Clara, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Clara, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Clara Census Designated Place had a population of 415 as of July 1, 2015. Clara ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Clara is located at latitude 31.5831 and longitude -88.6916 in Wayne County. 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. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 207 feet.

The Clara Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586586) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clara population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 415
Population in Households 414
Population in Familes 364
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 107
Diversity Index2 20
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 163
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $80,435
Average Home Value $92,606
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,651
Average Household Income $52,725
Per Capita Income $20,531
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.1%
Households 0.47% 0.24%
Families 0.97% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 296 19th
Population Density1 # 343 6th
Diversity Index2 # 326 10th
Median Household Income # 79 78th
Per Capita Income # 72 80th

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