Merigold, MS Profile: Facts & Data

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Merigold, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Merigold had a population of 416 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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Merigold, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 416
Population in Households 416
Population in Familes 329
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 429
Diversity Index3 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,144
Average Household Income $60,239
Per Capita Income $23,797

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 122 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $104,762
Average Home Value $141,803
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 106
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.65% -0.98%
Households -0.61% -0.82%
Families -1.09% -0.96%
Median Household Income   4.3%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 2018 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 # 291 20th
Population Density # 205 44th
Diversity Index # 49 87th
Median Household Income # 197 46th
Per Capita Income # 71 81st

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