Yazoo City, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Yazoo City, Mississippi - Basic Facts

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The City of Yazoo City had a population of 11,169 as of July 1, 2015. Yazoo City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Yazoo City is located at latitude 32.8622 and longitude -90.408 in Yazoo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yazoo City (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Yazoo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Yazoo City (GNIS ID: 2405798) 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 Yazoo City is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Yazoo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Yazoo City 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 Yazoo City: Hanans Bluff, Queen City of the Delta.

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Yazoo City, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 11,169
Population in Households 10,616
Population in Familes 8,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 553
Population Density1 1,135
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 3,892
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 2,644
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,850 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,042 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 525 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $74,143
Average Home Value $88,528


Median Household Income $20,110
Average Household Income $33,879
Per Capita Income $11,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.38%
Households -0.33% -0.33%
Families -0.2% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.23%
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.


Yazoo City, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yazoo City 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 # 37 90th
Population Density1 # 57 85th
Diversity Index2 # 284 22nd
Median Household Income # 342 6th
Per Capita Income # 323 11th

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