Thaxton, MS 38871 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38871: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Thaxton, MS 38871

Not Acceptable, USPS
Hurricane, MS 38871

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 31
  • Single Family Addresses: 775
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Pontotoc County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.31, Longitude -89.159
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38871 has segments in 3 Counties (Lafayette, Pontotoc, Union).

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Thaxton, MS 38871 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,835
Population in Households 1,835
Population in Familes 1,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 40
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 690
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 521
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 786 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 564 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $90,288
Average Home Value $123,936


Median Household Income $42,878
Average Household Income $53,395
Per Capita Income $20,078
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 1.14%
Households 1.24% 1.13%
Families 1.05% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

Thaxton, MS 38871 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38871 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 # 275 34th
Population Density1 # 202 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 378 9th
Median Household Income # 71 83rd
Per Capita Income # 131 69th

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