Water Valley, MS 38965 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 38965: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Water Valley, MS 38965

Not Acceptable, USPS
Pine Flat, MS 38965
Pine Valley, MS 38965
Springdale, MS 38965
Velma, MS 38965

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 324
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,788
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 57
  • County: Yalobusha County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.154, Longitude -89.633
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 38965 has segments in 3 Counties (Lafayette, Panola, Yalobusha).

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Water Valley, MS 38965 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,843
Population in Households 8,692
Population in Familes 7,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density1 43
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 3,517
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,356
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,537 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 980 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 658 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $84,037
Average Home Value $121,906


Median Household Income $36,362
Average Household Income $48,470
Per Capita Income $19,576
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.26%
Households 0.35% 0.31%
Families 0.13% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Water Valley, MS 38965 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 38965 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 # 111 74th
Population Density1 # 188 55th
Diversity Index2 # 189 55th
Median Household Income # 165 61st
Per Capita Income # 155 63rd

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