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Okolona, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Okolona had a population of 2,696 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Okolona is located at latitude 34.0051 and longitude -88.7477 in Chickasaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Okolona (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Chickasaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 335 feet.

The City of Okolona (GNIS ID: 2404425) 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 Okolona is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chickasaw County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Okolona: Rose Hill.

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


Total Population 2,696
Daytime Population: Workers 1,939
Daytime Population: Residents 1,809
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,748
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 2,547
Population in Familes 2,016
Population in Group Qrtrs 149
Population Density2 376
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $21,259
Average Household Income $32,763
Per Capita Income $13,537


Total Housing Units 1,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 573 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 471 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $65,955
Average Home Value $76,832


Total Households 1,044
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 653
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 -0.02% -0.25%
Households -0.5% -0.31%
Families -0.5% -0.46%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.39%

Okolona, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Okolona 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 # 99 73rd
Population Density # 224 38th
Diversity Index # 204 44th
Median Household Income # 340 6th
Per Capita Income # 323 11th

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