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The Town of Alligator had a population of 204 as of July 1, 2021. Alligator ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alligator is located at latitude 34.0896 and longitude -90.7195 in Bolivar County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alligator encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Bolivar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Town of Alligator has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Alligator is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bolivar County.

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


Total Population 204 (100%)
Population in Households 197 (96.6%)
Population in Families 163 (79.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 3.4%)
Population Density 207
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $27,039
Average Household Income $50,664
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $18,467
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 79 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $77,941
Average Home Value $105,319
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.17% -0.8%
Households 0.0% -0.55%
Families -0.17% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.44%

Alligator, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alligator 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 # 338 7th
Population Density # 292 20th
Median Household Income # 318 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 10 3rd
Per Capita Income # 238 35th
Diversity Index # 243 33rd

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