Shaw, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Shaw, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Shaw had a population of 1,833 as of July 1, 2018. Shaw 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 Shaw is located at latitude 33.6015 and longitude -90.772 in Bolivar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bolivar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 131 feet.

The City of Shaw (GNIS ID: 2405451) 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 Shaw is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bolivar County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shaw: Shawsburg.

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


Total Population 1,833
Population in Households 1,833
Population in Familes 1,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,647
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $19,003
Average Household Income $29,470
Per Capita Income $11,442


Total Housing Units 760 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 403 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 284 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $63,496
Average Home Value $81,903


Total Households 686
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 466
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.76% -0.99%
Households -0.58% -0.77%
Families -1.18% -0.87%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Shaw, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shaw 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 # 133 64th
Population Density # 21 94th
Diversity Index # 329 9th
Median Household Income # 353 3rd
Per Capita Income # 347 4th

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