Guntown, MS 38849 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38849: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Guntown, MS 38849

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 45
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,170
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Lee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.441, Longitude -88.663
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38849 has segments in 3 Counties (Itawamba, Lee, Union).

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Guntown, MS 38849 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,214
Population in Households 6,181
Population in Familes 5,366
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 90
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 2,252
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,667
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,796 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 456 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $111,488
Average Home Value $127,756


Median Household Income $47,696
Average Household Income $56,400
Per Capita Income $20,531
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.37% 1.04%
Households 1.26% 0.98%
Families 1.03% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Guntown, MS 38849 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38849 to the other 416 ZIP Codes 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 # 140 67th
Population Density1 # 109 74th
Diversity Index2 # 347 17th
Median Household Income # 49 88th
Per Capita Income # 117 72nd

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