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Alligator, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Alligator had a population of 202 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.0898 and longitude -90.7226 in Bolivar County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alligator (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2405138) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alligator population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Alligator, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 202
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 142
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 193
Population in Familes 161
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 205
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $30,607
Average Household Income $46,796
Per Capita Income $17,520


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $72,368
Average Home Value $88,372


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% -0.7%
Households -0.19% -0.84%
Families -0.27% -0.8%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

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, 2017 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 # 337 7th
Population Density # 294 19th
Diversity Index # 251 31st
Median Household Income # 240 34th
Per Capita Income # 244 33rd

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