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Water Valley, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Water Valley had a population of 3,391 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Water Valley is located at latitude 34.162 and longitude -89.6301 in Yalobusha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Water Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yalobusha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 292 feet.

The City of Water Valley (GNIS ID: 2405685) 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 City of Water Valley is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Yalobusha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Water Valley 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 Water Valley: Oke Chukma.

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Water Valley, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,391
Population in Households 3,262
Population in Familes 2,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 484
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 1,386
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 881
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 873 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 513 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $82,051
Average Home Value $94,880


Median Household Income $29,317
Average Household Income $46,032
Per Capita Income $18,789
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.1%
Households 0.14% 0.13%
Families 0.28% 0.02%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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.


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, 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 # 89 76th
Population Density1 # 177 51st
Diversity Index2 # 102 72nd
Median Household Income # 232 36th
Per Capita Income # 129 65th

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