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Mathiston, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Mathiston had a population of 646 as of July 1, 2019. Mathiston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Mathiston is located at latitude 33.5401 and longitude -89.1242 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mathiston encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Mathiston are located in Webster County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Choctaw County.

The Town of Mathiston (GNIS ID: 2406107) 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 Mathiston is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mathiston: Mathis Town.

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Mathiston, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mathiston, MS Housing Affordability Index is 215
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Mathiston, MS Wealth Index is 62
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 646 (100%)
Population in Households 641 (99.2%)
Population in Families 540 (83.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 262
Diversity Index2 28
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,419
Average Household Income $63,063
Per Capita Income $25,131
Wealth Index4 62

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 218 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Housing Affordability Index3 215
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.83% -0.88%
Households -0.79% -0.81%
Families -0.4% -0.98%
Median Household Income   5.77%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

Mathiston, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mathiston to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 240 34th
Population Density # 271 25th
Diversity Index # 301 17th
Median Household Income # 138 62nd
Per Capita Income # 63 83rd

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