Clara, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clara, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The Clara Census Designated Place had a population of 429 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The Clara Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clara: Big Creek.

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Clara, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 429
Daytime Population: Workers 92
Daytime Population: Residents 240
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 332
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 429
Population in Familes 375
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 110
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $43,533
Average Household Income $53,765
Per Capita Income $20,629


Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $77,083
Average Home Value $150,000


Total Households 165
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.63% 0.46%
Households 0.51% 0.48%
Families 0.93% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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, 2017 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 # 285 22nd
Population Density # 342 6th
Diversity Index # 321 12th
Median Household Income # 79 78th
Per Capita Income # 126 65th

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