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Mathiston, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Mathiston had a population of 785 as of July 1, 2016. Mathiston ranks in the lower 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 Mathiston is located at latitude 33.5386 and longitude -89.1291 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mathiston (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Mathiston are located in Webster County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Choctaw County.

The Town of Mathiston (GNIS ID: 2406107) 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 Town of Mathiston is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mathiston 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 Mathiston: Mathis Town.

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


Total Population 785
Population in Households 780
Population in Familes 661
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 319
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 337
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $93,056
Average Home Value $109,979


Median Household Income $35,834
Average Household Income $49,698
Per Capita Income $20,020
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.9% 1.15%
Households 1.99% 1.22%
Families 2.83% 1.1%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

Mathiston, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mathiston 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 # 225 38th
Population Density1 # 252 31st
Diversity Index2 # 300 17th
Median Household Income # 144 60th
Per Capita Income # 121 67th

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