Charleston, MS 38921 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38921: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charleston, MS 38921

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cowart, MS 38921
Effie, MS 38921
Sharkey, MS 38921

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 186
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,561
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 30
  • County: Tallahatchie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.981, Longitude -90.108
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Charleston, MS 38921 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,203
Population in Households 5,141
Population in Familes 4,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 30
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 1,956
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,299
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,320 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 636 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $66,488
Average Home Value $80,530


Median Household Income $24,831
Average Household Income $35,422
Per Capita Income $13,525
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.22%
Households 0.06% -0.09%
Families -0.2% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Charleston, MS 38921 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38921 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 # 161 62nd
Population Density1 # 244 41st
Diversity Index2 # 226 46th
Median Household Income # 369 12th
Per Capita Income # 371 11th

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