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The Morgantown CDP(1) had a population of 1,340 as of July 1, 2021. Morgantown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morgantown is located at latitude 31.5727 and longitude -91.3476 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Morgantown Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 190 feet.

The Morgantown Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Morgantown Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adams County.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Morgantown, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,340 (100%)
Population in Households 1,340 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,081 (80.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,635
Diversity Index2 54
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $27,886
Average Household Income $37,906
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $15,145
Wealth Index5 28
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 337 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $81,329
Average Home Value $87,463
Housing Affordability Index3 210
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 525
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 343
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.69% -0.8%
Households -0.59% -0.7%
Families -1.4% -0.89%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.3%

Morgantown, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morgantown to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 173 52nd
Population Density # 22 94th
Median Household Income # 305 16th
Housing Affordability Index # 168 46th
Per Capita Income # 315 13th
Diversity Index # 76 79th

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