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Water Valley, Mississippi - Basic Facts

Water Valley is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Water Valley.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Yalobusha County at latitude 34.1515 and longitude -89.6315. Yalobusha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 292 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Water Valley (see map) encompass a land area of 7.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Water Valley: Oke Chukma.

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Water Valley, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Water Valley 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 # 88 76th
Population Density1 # 177 51st
Diversity Index2 # 124 66th
Median Household Income # 227 38th
Per Capita Income # 114 69th

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 3,402
Population in Households 3,273
Population in Familes 2,647
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 485
Diversity Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,389
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 883
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 888 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 501 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 213 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $83,787
Average Home Value $97,376
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,140
Average Household Income $47,858
Per Capita Income $19,494
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.07% -0.13%
Households 0.22% -0.12%
Families 0.4% -0.23%
Median Household Income   3.88%
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.

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