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Yazoo City, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Yazoo City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Yazoo County at latitude 32.8622 and longitude -90.408. Yazoo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 112 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Yazoo City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Yazoo City, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Yazoo City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 11,203
Population in Households 10,635
Population in Familes 8,921
Population in Group Qrtrs 568
Population Density1 1,139
Diversity Index2 32


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


Total Housing Units 4,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,883 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,009 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 548 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $77,313
Average Home Value $91,760


Median Household Income $20,131
Average Household Income $33,596
Per Capita Income $11,733
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.42% -0.55%
Households -0.41% -0.48%
Families -0.25% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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, 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 # 37 90th
Population Density1 # 57 85th
Diversity Index2 # 287 21st
Median Household Income # 335 8th
Per Capita Income # 332 9th

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