Houston, MS 38851 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38851: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Houston, MS 38851

Not Acceptable, USPS
Buena Vista, MS 38851
Pyland, MS 38851
Sonora, MS 38851
Thorn, MS 38851

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 489
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,330
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 74
  • County: Chickasaw County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.898, Longitude -88.991
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38851 has segments in 2 Counties (Calhoun, Chickasaw).

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Houston, MS 38851 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,954
Population in Households 8,633
Population in Familes 7,350
Population in Group Qrtrs 321
Population Density1 38
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 3,323
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,344
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,416 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 907 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 401 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $77,124
Average Home Value $102,194


Median Household Income $35,288
Average Household Income $48,506
Per Capita Income $18,629
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% -0.04%
Households 0.13% 0.01%
Families -0.09% -0.13%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Houston, MS 38851 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38851 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 # 110 74th
Population Density1 # 210 50th
Diversity Index2 # 21 96th
Median Household Income # 192 54th
Per Capita Income # 211 50th

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