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Mound Bayou, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Mound Bayou had a population of 1,485 as of July 1, 2020. Mound Bayou ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Mound Bayou is located at latitude 33.8782 and longitude -90.7273 in Bolivar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mound Bayou encompass a land area of 0.88 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 City of Mound Bayou (GNIS ID: 2404316) 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 City of Mound Bayou is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bolivar County.


Mound Bayou, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,485 (100%)
Population in Households 1,485 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,214 (81.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,694
Diversity Index2 4


Median Household Income $21,443
Average Household Income $31,101
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $11,937
Wealth Index5 22


Total HU (Housing Units) 667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 293 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $77,459
Average Home Value $92,054
Housing Affordability Index3 171


Total Households 573
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 361
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.31% -0.65%
Households -0.12% -0.42%
Families -0.19% -0.62%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Mound Bayou, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mound Bayou to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 159 56th
Population Density # 17 96th
Median Household Income # 345 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 63 17th
Per Capita Income # 341 6th
Diversity Index # 362 0th

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