Merigold, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Merigold, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Merigold had a population of 399 as of July 1, 2017. Merigold ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Merigold is located at latitude 33.8391 and longitude -90.7264 in Bolivar County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Merigold (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bolivar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 144 feet.

The Town of Merigold (GNIS ID: 2406148) 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 Merigold is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bolivar County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Merigold 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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Merigold, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 399
Daytime Population: Workers 149
Daytime Population: Residents 198
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 347
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 399
Population in Familes 317
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 412
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $33,495
Average Household Income $60,431
Per Capita Income $24,032


Total Housing Units 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $95,625
Average Home Value $133,333


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 102
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 -1.31% -1.13%
Households -1.25% -1.1%
Families -1.76% -1.21%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

Merigold, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merigold 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 # 294 19th
Population Density # 210 42nd
Diversity Index # 46 88th
Median Household Income # 183 50th
Per Capita Income # 49 87th

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